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Roy Moore accuser describes alleged encounter: 'I thought that he was going to rape me'

In a press conference Monday afternoon, Attorney Gloria Allred called for a congressional hearing by the Senate Judiciary Committee, where she said her client would testify under oath about an alleged sexual assault. She holds a portrait up of Beverly Nelson, who was 16 at the time of the alleged incident. (CNN Newsource)

NEW YORK (WBMA) - In a press conference Monday afternoon, Attorney Gloria Allred called for a congressional hearing by the Senate Judiciary Committee, where she said her client would testify under oath about an alleged sexual assault.

The announcement comes following last week's Washington Post report in which Leigh Corfman claims that she had a sexual encounter with Roy Moore when she was 14-years-old. Moore was a 32-year old assistant district attorney in Etowah County at the time of the alleged incident.

Moore called the allegations in the Post's report "completely false and a desperate political attack."

Beverly Young Nelson told reporters she was working at the Old Hickory House in the late 70s, where Moore was a regular.

While Nelson said he complemented her, she did not "encourage his flirtatious behavior."

She also showed a yearbook he had signed of hers. She was 16 years old when the alleged incident occurred.

On what she described as a cold evening, Nelson said her boyfriend was late picking her up from a shift at the restaurant.

She said Moore offered her a ride, but instead took her behind the restaurant where he groped her.

"I was terrified," she recounted, "He was also trying to pull my shirt off. I thought that he was going to rape me."

"I had tears running down my face."

Nelson said Moore eventually "gave up" before making her get out of the car.

She claims he also stated "you're just a child, and I'm the DA... and if you tell anyone about this, no one will ever believe you."


Nelson stated she was left on the ground as Moore "burned rubber" leaving the restaurant. She quit her job at the restaurant the next day.

Moore has yet to respond to Nelson's allegations.


According to Allred, if the Senate fails to hold a public hearing, she plans to have Nelson answer questions "in a different public forum."




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