Another woman accuses Roy Moore of sexual misconduct
MOBILE, Ala. (WPMI) —
A new accuser is coming forward saying Roy Moore sexually assaulted her when she was 16. Her account follows last week's explosive Washington Post report claiming Moore preyed on teenaged girls and had inappropriate contact with a 14-year-old girl.
Beverly Young Nelson was a 15-year-old Gadsden High School student when she says she met Moore, who frequently stopped by the restaurant where she was a waitress. Nelson says she was waiting outside the restaurant waiting to be picked up after her night shift ended and Moore offered her a ride home. But instead, Nelson says Moore drove her to the back of the restaurant and assaulted her.
"I tried yelling at him to stop but he began squeezing my neck and forcing my head onto his crouch. I was terrified. He was also trying to pull my shirt off. I thought he was going to rape me. I was twisting and I was struggling and I was begging him to stop," said Nelson. "At some point he gave up and looked at me and he told me, you're just a child. He said I am the district attorney of Etowah County and if you tell anyone about this no one will ever believe you."
Nelson said she thought she was the only victim until she saw others had come forward to the Washington Post and that is what gave her the courage to do so now. Until now, she says, she had only told a few family members.
Her attorney Gloria Allred was asked if other women have reached out to her with similar allegations against Moore. Allred said, "no comment."