Beverly Young Nelson says Roy Moore tried to rape her as a teen: ‘I was struggling and begging him to stop’
A new accuser emerged on Monday and claimed that Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore tried to rape her when she was just a teenager.
During a press conference with attorney Gloria Allred on Monday, accuser Beverly Young Nelson said that Moore made sexual advances toward her while he was giving her a car ride when she was just 16 years old.
While the two of them were in Moore’s car, she alleges, Moore started groping her breasts. She then says that she tried to escape the car, but Moore locked her door to prevent her from leaving.
She then said Moore “began squeezing my neck attempting to force my head into his crotch.” She says that she resisted his advances until he eventually gave up.
Upon letting her go, however, Moore warned her to not tell anyone what had happened.
“You are a child, I am the district attorney,” she alleges Moore told her. “No one will believe you.”
Nelson also denied that her decision to come forward was political, as she says she even voted for President Donald Trump last year.
“This has nothing to do with Republicans or Democrats,” she said. “It has everything to do with Mr. Moore’s sexual assault when I was a teenager.”
Nelson wants Senate Judiciary Committee to call a hearing so she can testify under oath, Allred said.
“I did not contact Beverly. She contacted me,” Allred told reporters.
Watch video of the press conference below: