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Roy Moore accuser: “I thought he was going to rape me”

In a gut-wrenching news conference on Monday, an Alabama woman alleged that Roy Moore sexually assaulted her when she was 16 // (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Beverly Young Nelson said she was 16 years old when U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore sexually assaulted her behind the restaurant where she worked.In a press conference in New York with attorney Gloria Allred, Nelson detailed the alleged assault.Nelson first met Moore, she said, when she was a 15-year-old student at Gadsden High School.“Mr. Roy Moore was a regular customer. He came in almost every night and would stay until closing time,” she said.“When he was at the restaurant, he would speak to me, and he would sometimes pull the ends of my long hair when I walked by him,” she said. “He would compliment me on my looks and I did not think anything of it.”But things changed one cold night after she turned 16, she said, when she was waiting for her boyfriend to pick her up at the restaurant. Her boyfriend was late, and Moore offered to give her a ride home.“I trusted Mr. Moore because he was a district attorney,” Nelson said. “I thought he was simply doing something nice by offering to drive me home.” // (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Things changed, she said, after she got into his vehicle. Nelson said Moore drove to the back of the restaurant and parked the car in a dark area between two dumpsters.“I was alarmed and I immediately asked him what he was doing,” Nelson said. “Instead of answering my question, Mr. Moore reached over and began groping me and putting his hands on my breasts. I tried to open the car door to leave, but he reached over and he locked it so that I could not get

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