Woman says Roy Moore sexually assaulted her when she was 16
NEW YORK (FOX5NY.COM) - More Republicans are calling on GOP candidate Roy Moore of Alabama to drop out of the special election for the U.S. Senate after more sexual assault allegations have surfaced.
Appearing before reporters in New York, Everly Young Nelson accused Moore of sexual misconduct in 1977 when she was 16 and working as a waitress. Nelson said Moore, a regular customer and the district attorney, offered her a ride home.
But instead of talking her home, he took her to a dark parking area and sexually assaulted her, Nelson said. She said Moore groped her, grabbed her neck, and tried to push her head into her crotch. She said he eventually stopped but told her no one would believe her if she said what happened.
Nelson said she kept it a secret and then finally told some family members. she said she never spoke publicly but reached out to attorney Gloria Allred after other women told the Washington Post that Moore had inappropriate sexual contact with them when they were teenagers.
Moore's campaign called her attorney, Gloria Allred, "a sensationalist leading a witch hunt." Last week, Moore told Sean Hannity on his radio show that he never assaulted anyone but didn't rule out having dated women in their teens when he was in his 30s.
The fallout has been swift. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he believes Moore's accusers and that he should drop out of the Senate race.
Nelson said she and her husband supported Donald Trump for president last year and coming forward with her story is not about politics.