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Woman Accuses Roy Moore of Trying to Rape Her at 16: I Was ‘Begging Him to Stop’

Attorney Gloria Allred conducted a press conference Monday and introduced another victim of Roy Moore, who claimed in emotional and harrowing detail that the Alabama senate candidate tried to rape her when she was just 16-years-old.

Beverly Young Nelson told a roomful of reporters that she was 15 when she met Moore, alleging that “Mr. Moore attacked me when I was a child.”

She said that her ordeal started when Moore befriended her at the restaurant she worked that, even noting that he signed her high school yearbook, a signature that was produced by Allred during the presser.

Moore is alleged to have flirted with the teenager with no prompting.

“I did nothing to encourage his flirtatious behavior,” she said, shortly before nearly bursting into tears. “I was not interested in having a dating or sexual relationship with a man who was twice my age.”

One night, after she turned 16, Nelson stated, Moore offered her a ride home. She accepted, due to his high standing in the community.

“He offered me a ride home. I trusted Mr. Moore because he was the district attorney. I thought he was simply doing something nice,” she said. “I thought he would get on the highway but instead he drove to the back of the restaurant.”

Nelson then told reporters that Moore “stopped the car and he parked his car in-between the dumpster and the back of the restaurant, where there were no lights.”

“The area was dark and it was deserted,” she sobbed, describing her harrowing ordeal. “I was alarmed and I immediately asked him what he was doing. Instead of answering my questions, Mr. Moore reached over and began groping me and putting my hands on my breasts.”

The woman continued in hesitating tones.

“I tried to open my car door to leave but he reached over and he locked it so I could not get out. I tried fighting him off while I yelled at him to stop,” she said. “He began squeezing my neck to force my head on to his crotch. I  continued to struggle. I was determined that I was not going to allow him to force me to have sex with him. I was terrified.”

Nelson continued, saying “I thought 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.”

The woman then alleged that Moore threatened her, using his status as a crutch.

“At some point he gave up, then he looked at me and he told me, he said ‘you’re just a child and I am the district attorney,'” she continued.  “If you tell anyone about this nobody will ever believe you.”

“He finally allowed me to open the door. I either fell out or he pushed me out.”

It is worth noting that Nelson told the room that her and her husband voted for President Donald Trump and that she was inspired by Moore’s other alleged victims to come forward.

Allred has noted that Nelson is willing to testify under oath.

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