Moore on alleged victim whose yearbook he signed: ‘I don’t even know the woman’

Roy Moore gave a brief statement Monday night regarding the most recent accusation of sexual assault made against him, claiming he doesn’t even know his accuser.

“I can tell you without hesitation this is absolutely false,” Moore said of Beverly Young Nelson’s claim that Moore groped her and attempted to “force my head onto his crotch” in a restaurant parking lot back in 1977. Nelson was only 16 at the time of the alleged assault, while Moore was in his early 30s.

“I never did what she said I did,” Moore continued. “I don’t even know the woman. I don’t know anything about her. I don’t even know where the restaurant is or was.”

It might be tough for some folks to believe Moore, considering his signature appears in Nelson’s high school yearbook, along with a message reading, “To a sweeter more beautiful girl I could not say Merry Christmas.”

Moore again insisted all the accusations made against him are a “political maneuver” designed to sink his chances of winning a Senate seat, essentially calling all his victims liars. On Sunday, Moore also threatened to sue the Washington Post for publishing Leigh Corfman’s account of an alleged groping in 1979.

If his intent was to scare off more accusers, it clearly didn’t work.

[Screenshot via ABC 33/40]

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