Alabama Senate nominee Roy Moore has been accused of sexual encounters from decades ago. Of course it sounds like a big pile of BS.
One woman came forward with a yearbook signature that she claims is from Moore. The note read, “To a sweeter more beautiful girl I could not say Merry Christmas. Christmas 1977. Love, Roy Moore, D.A.” However it may not be real. Moore’s lawyer is now asking for her to release the yearbook.
Will she do it? We will see.
In a defiant press conference Wednesday outside of the state Republican Party headquarters, Moore attorney Phillip Jauregui sought to discredit the accusations from Beverly Young Nelson.
Jauregui repeatedly noted Nelson’s association with the famous lawyer Gloria Allred, who represented women who accused President Trump of sexual misconduct, and called on them to release the yearbook for handwriting analysis.
“We demand you immediately release the yearbook to a neutral custodian, so our expert can look at the actual document, release the yearbook so we can determine is it genuine or is it a fraud,” Jauregui said.
On Monday, Beverley Young Nelson alleged at a press conference that Moore sexually assaulted her when she was 16 years old. As proof that the two knew each other at the time, she and Allred presented a high school yearbook Nelson said was signed by Moore.
Jauregui implied that the entire yearbook note was not written by the same person. And he claimed that the “D.A.” next to Moore’s name were the initials of his assistant at the time, a sign that the assistant had actually stamped Moore’s signature.
Along with questioning the yearbook signature, Jauregui attempted to poke larger holes in Nelson’s story by noting that Moore presided over her divorce hearings in 1999.
Jauregui said, “I’ve been with him in probably over 100 different meetings and been probably around an excess of 10,000 different ladies in Judge Moore’s presence,” Jauregui said. “Not once, not one time have I ever seen him act even remotely inappropriate against any women, toward any women. That’s the man that I have known for the past 24 years.”
Nelson was the second woman to accuse Moore of sexual misconduct in the past seven days. Last week in The Washington Post, a woman accused Moore of touching her sexually when she was 14 years old and he was 32. Three other woman said Moore had pursued them when they were teenagers.