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Roy Moore campaign responds to Beverly Young Nelson's revised yearbook allegations

Beverly Nelson Young claims the yearbook entry from 1977 backs up her story that the Senate candidate groped her when she was a teenager.

Posted: Dec 8, 2017 12:20 PM
Updated: Dec 8, 2017 7:00 PM

The attorney for a woman who has accused Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore of groping her when she was a teenager says a handwriting expert confirmed that Moore signed her high school yearbook.

Moore accuser Beverly Young Nelson said she made notes underneath a yearbook entry that she said is from Roy Moore in 1977, when he was an Etowah County deputy district attorney and she was a high-schooler working at a Gadsden restaurant.

The entry reads "To a sweeter, more beautiful girl I could not say Merry Christmas. Christmas 1977. Love, Roy Moore, D.A."

Nelson claims Moore groped her while she was a waitress at the restaurant. She came forward in November, after several other women made similar claims against Moore in a Washington Post article.

Moore has denied that he wrote the entry in the yearbook, and both he and his attorney have asked for her to let the yearbook be examined by a handwriting expert. So far, they have not released the book. But Nelson's Attorney Gloria Allred said Friday that a handwriting expert had determined the signature was Moore's.

"That's Roy Moore's signature, according to the expert," Allred said.

There was no prior mention of Nelson writing anything around the entry prior to an appearance on Good Morning America Friday, when she said she made notes under the entry. Allred said Friday afternoon that it was common for people to make notes of when and where an item was autographed, and Nelson never claimed that she hadn't written underneath the Moore entry.

"There are lot of other things we haven't disclosed that support Beverly," Allred said.

Moore's campaign responded to these recent comments saying Nelson and Allred were either lying before or lying now when it comes to their allegations as it pertains to the yearbook signature. The Friday afternoon news conference featured campaign chair Bill Armistead and attorney Phillip Jauregui.

Jauregui renewed his demand for Nelson and Allred to hand over the yearbook to a third-party handwriting expert who could analyze the ink in the yearbook signature. Jauregui did not directly address the allegations about Moore groping Nelson at a restaurant, but he defended Moore's character during the news conference.

Voters will head to the polls to decide between Moore and Democrat Doug Jones on Dec. 12.

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