In news from Alabama, a fifth woman has come forward to accuse Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexual misconduct. Beverly Young Nelson says Moore sexually assaulted her when she was 16 years old. At the time, he was in his thirties. Nelson said the incident occurred after Moore offered to drive her home from her waitressing job.
Beverly Young Nelson: “I was terrified. He was also trying to pull my shirt off. I thought that he was going to rape me. I was twisting, and I was struggling, and I was begging him to stop. I had tears running down my face. At some point—at some point, he gave up. And he then looked at me, and he told me, he said, ’You’re just a child.’ And he said, 'I am the district attorney of Etowah County. And if you tell anyone about this, no one will ever believe you.'”
Meanwhile, The New Yorker magazine reports Roy Moore was banned from a local mall and a YMCA in Alabama because he repeatedly badgered teenage girls, in some cases soliciting sex from young girls. Moore, a former state judge, has denied the accusations. Meanwhile a growing number of Republican Party leaders, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, are urging Moore to drop out ahead of the December 12 special election to fill Jeff Sessions’s former seat.