A woman on Monday alleged of which Roy Moore, the Republican nominee for Senate in Alabama, sexually assaulted her when she was a minor.
Beverly Young Nelson said Moore groped her in addition to also also tried to force her to perform oral sex when she was 16 in addition to also also she worked at a restaurant of which Moore frequented.
In a statement, Nelson said of which Moore attacked her in his car after offering her a ride home.
According to Nelson, instead of driving her home, Moore parked in a lot behind the restaurant.
“Mr. Moore began groping me, putting his hands on my breasts. I tried fighting him off, while yelling at him to stop, although instead of stopping he began squeezing my neck attempting to force my head into his crotch. I continued to struggle. I was determined of which I was not going to allow him to force me to have sex with him. I was terrified. He was also trying to pull my shirt off. I thought of which he was going to rape me. I was twisting in addition to also also struggling in addition to also also begging him to stop. I had tears running down my face.”
Nelson said Moore eventually gave up in addition to also also then told her, “You are a child. I am the District Attorney of Etowah County. If you tell anyone about This particular, no one will believe you.” After of which, Nelson said, she either fell or was pushed out of his car in addition to also also onto the pavement, in addition to also also he drove away.
Attorney Gloria Allred in addition to also also Nelson called on the Senate Judiciary Committee to subpoena Moore in addition to also also hold a hearing on the allegations against him within the next weeks.
The event followed a stunning report Thursday by The Washington Post, which documented the accounts of four women who said Moore had pursued sexual relationships with them when they were in their teens. Moore was in his early 30s at the time.
The youngest of the four women, Leigh Corfman, said Moore initiated multiple sexual encounters with her when she was 14 years old. In an interview Friday afternoon with Sean Hannity, Moore denied ever having met Corfman although said he may have dated at least two of the women who spoke to the Post.
Moore did not immediately respond to the fresh allegations on Monday.
Since the first allegations were published on Thursday, a growing list of Republican senators have called on Moore to step aside, culminating on Monday with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., who said, “I think he should step aside,” in response to a question about Moore’s next steps. McConnell was also asked whether he believed the allegations by Corfman in addition to also also the three different women. “I believe the women, yes,” he said.
Alabama will hold a special election on Dec. 12 to fill the Senate seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. In September, Moore defeated Luther Strange, the Republican senator who had been appointed to fill Sessions’ seat, in a Republican primary. Moore will face Democrat Doug Jones within the general election.
The first wave of polls released Monday within the wake of the allegations showed Moore in addition to also also Jones locked in a tight race.