On Monday afternoon, embattled Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore adamantly denied that he knew his latest sexual assault accuser, Beverly Young Nelson: “This is absolutely false. I never did what she said I did. I don’t even know the woman. I don’t know anything about her. I don’t even know where the restaurant is or was.”
Earlier today, Nelson accused Moore of groping her and attempting to force her head down into his crotch in 1977, when she was 16 years old, while she was working at a restaurant in Gadsden, Alabama. She also showed her yearbook, which Moore had signed. Moore’s denial that he didn’t even know Nelson or the restaurant is certainly less credible given the fact that Nelson presented the yearbook to the press:
Furthermore, The New Yorker is now reporting that lawyers and police officers from Gadsden have told them that Moore was actually banned from a mall “because he badgered teen girls.” One Gadsden police officer stated, “The general knowledge at the time when I moved here was that this guy was a lawyer cruising the mall for high-school dates.”
Republican Senators have been pulling their endorsements from Moore all day. The only Republican Senator who has yet to pull his endorsement is Senator Rand Paul (R-KY).