Roy Moore accuser alters story on yearbook signing, to hold press conference

Kristopher Drake
December 13, 2017

One of the nine women accusing Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexual misconduct doubled down Friday on her allegations, even while changing one detail of her story.

Although Nelson has emphasized that the yearbook note itself is from Moore, her notation is likely to fuel the skepticism of Moore supporters, who have said the entire yearbook entry is a fabrication.

Republican Roy Moore is running in Alabama's special Senate election Tuesday in a race that has parallels with Donald Trump's White House run.

Earlier on Friday, Nelson told ABC's "Good Morning America" that the date and location that appear directly below the inscription were, in fact, notes that she had added herself after Moore signed her yearbook.

'Maybe, you know, he could be doing this still. "I guess we as women don't matter because we are not part of the old boys club", Nelson said.

This is a developing story.

Beverly Nelson is fighting for credibility Friday. Against all odds, Moore has weathered sexual misconduct allegations while applying the same unorthodox playbook that many political operatives said wouldn't work for anyone but Trump. That text consists of the location, the date and the initials "D.A." after the signature that Nelson says is Moore's.

Ms Nelson said she added the note beneath the signature because that is common practice for autograph collectors.

Nelson did not indicate when she annotated the yearbook inscription.

Attorney Phillip Jauregui says that during the original news conference, when the allegations came to light, Nelson claimed everything written in the year book was written by Moore.

In November 2017, the run-up to an election to fill a vacant U.S. Senate seat in Alabama became one of the most contentious political issues of the year when multiple women came forward and accused the Republican candidate, a former district attorney and state judge, of sexual assault. They did not answer any reporter questions.

He went on to make a now-familiar argument for electing Moore, saying the country can't afford to have a "liberal Democrat" representing Alabama in the Senate.

"To a sweeter more handsome girl I could not say Merry Christmas".

"We did not ask the expert to examine the printing after the cursive writing and signature", Allred said Friday. Moore advisers have also noted that in the past, Moore had an assistant with the initials "D.A.", which would be printed next to Moore's signature when she signed documents on his behalf with a stamp. "We've always said in the end truth will be known". One week before the incident, Moore had left a note in her high school yearbook, according to Nelson. One woman, Leigh Corfman, said she was 14 and Moore was 32 when he took her to his house, gave her alcohol and touched her sexually. The same poll showed Moore with 49-percent of the vote compared to Jones 43-percent.

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