Second Woman Accuses Roy Moore of Sexually Assaulting Her When She Was a Minor
A second woman has accused Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexually assaulting her when she was underage and he in his early thirties.
Beverly Young Nelson said she was barely 16 when she waitressed at a restaurant where Moore was a regular. He would flirt with her, tugging at her hair and asked to sign her yearbook.
As Nelson was waiting one night for her boyfriend to pick her up Moore offered to drive her home. Instead he stopped his car behind a dumpster near the restaurant, where it was "dark and deserted" and began trying to grope her, Nelson said. He put his hands around her neck and tried to make her perform a sex act that she refused, and eventually she fell out of the car. Moore left her on the concrete and her boyfriend then arrived to pick her up. She did not tell her boyfriend about the attack at the time because he had a violent temper, but she did tell others.
"You're just a child and I'm a district attorney. No one will believe you," Nelson recalls Moore telling her.
Senate Republicans have reacted with disgust to the allegations of four women who said Moore pursued sexual relationships with them when they were teenagers.
Some Alabama voters are rattled by the accusations, but some seem to have already made up their minds, saying they will "stand with him."
Cory Gardner, chair of the National Republican Senatorial Committee said the Senate should vote to expel Moore on ethical grounds if he refuses to withdraw from the race and wins.
“I believe the individuals speaking out against Roy Moore spoke with courage and truth, proving he is unfit to serve in the United States Senate and he should not run for office,” the Colorado Republican said Monday.
Polls open for the Alabama Senate race on December 12.
Watch Laura Ingle's report above.