MSNBC host Katy Tur aggressively questioned Gloria Allred on Thursday over her knowledge regarding the authenticity of the yearbook that Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore is alleged to have signed. That yearbook belongs to Allred’s client, who claims that Moore sexually assaulted her.
Tur’s questions stemmed from a press conference on Wednesday where the attorney for Moore questioned the legitimacy of the yearbook that belongs to Beverly Young Nelson.
After pressing Allred several times about the issue, Tur finally pinned Allred into a corner and put her in a position where she had to answer.
“But did she see him sign it?” Tur asked.
“You know, I don’t — I haven’t asked her if she saw him, but we did describe what happened that evening in question,” Allred responded. “What she alleges was that she put it on the counter; that I think she asked to sign — or that he did sign it. That’s all.”
During his press conference on Wednesday, Moore's attorney, Phillip L. Jauregui, called for the yearbook to be released so experts could evaluate it to determine the credibility of the inscriptions in the yearbook.
"Look at 1977 after Merry Christmas, look at those two 7s and then look below at the 77. And I want to ask you: do you think it was written by the same person?" Jauregui said. "I want you to look at 'old hickory house' which they say judge Moore wrote. Judge Moore says there is no way in the world that’s his handwriting."
Shortly after the press conference, Allred phoned into CNN's "The Situation Room" and told host Wolf Blitzer that she and her client would be willing to submit the yearbook to an expert for evaluation but only if Moore was going to testify under oath before Senate leaders.
“We’re not denying, we’re not admitting, we’re not addressing,” Allred said. “We will not be distracted. And we will pursue a just result for our client.”