As the nation is focused on the latest accusations of sexual misconduct towards women on the part of Democrat Senator Al Franken, Alabama senatorial candidate Roy Moore is striking back against his accusers and significant headway.
Beverly Young Nelson, the woman who claims Moore sexually assaulted her in the parking lot of a diner decades ago, has become a central figure in rounding out the accusations against Moore by providing what she claims is physical evidence of her claims. Nelson produced her high school yearbook, revealing a signature she claims was made by then Assistant District Attorney Roy Moore in attempts to prove her accusations are true. However, various discrepancies have arisen since then, including the fact that the letters “DA” appear after Moore’s signature on the yearbook, which does not represent the title of “District Attorney” as she may of thought, but rather are the initials of Moore’s assistant who regularly placed her initials of “DA” after stamping a signature of Roy Moore on court documents.
Mysteriously, the yearbook signature is exactly the way it would appear on Beverly Nelson’s divorce papers, which Moore presided over in 1999, a fact which Nelson failed to mention during her allegations against him when she claimed she never saw Moore again after the alleged sexual assault.
Yet another irregularity in the yearbook is the fact that the number seven is written differently in the comments than the signature allegedly written by Moore, as seen in the image below:
Furthermore, Beverly Nelson’s own stepson has come out in a video posted on Facebook branding her as a “lair” and claiming that she fabricated the entire story about meeting Moore in the parking lot of a diner.
Gloria Allred, the lawyer representing Nelson and coordinating the accusations against him regarding the yearbook signature, has suffered a series of embarrassing admissions during interviews with the media this week.
At a press conference in Birmingham, Alabama, Allred admitted that she never asked Nelson if she actually saw Moore sign her yearbook.
TUR: Does your client, Beverly Young Nelson, remember him signing it?
ALLRED: She remembers — well, she remembers being with him. It was on the counter. She alleges that he took it, that he signed it and she was thrilled that he had signed it, because, as far as she knew, he was a D.A. and that was an important position.
TUR: So she saw him sign it?
ALLRED: I don’t believe at the time she had a clue whether he was an assistant D.A. or a D.A., but he signed it, she took it. As far as she knows, I mean, there’s no reason for her to think it’s anybody’s but his signature.
TUR: But did she see him sign it?
ALLRED: You know, I don’t — I haven’t asked her if she saw him, but we did describe what happened that evening in question. What she alleges was that she put it on the counter; that I think she asked to sign — or that he did sign it. That’s all.
TUR: I ask this, because it seems you’re not 100% sure that it is his signature, and if you’re not 100% sure that it is his signature, why would you show it at a press conference?
ALLRED: Well, why would — you know, why does anybody doubt that it is his signature?
Notice Allred’s careful language throughout the exchange, using typical lawyer-speak and phrases such as “she alleges”, “as far as I know” and “why does anybody doubt that it is his signature”. Allred appears to be distancing herself from future legal troubles regarding the validity of the yearbook signature if Moore files a lawsuit, as Roy Moore has pressed her to release the yearbook for independent analysis while giving Allred 48-hours to release the yearbook and demanding the yearbook be preserved as evidence. A request that, thus far, Allred has been unwilling to accommodate.
An attorney for senatorial candidate Roy Moore has given lawyer and activist Gloria Allred forty-eight hours to release to the custody of an independent examiner the original copy of a yearbook that contains the only piece of physical evidence to be presented in the cases of numerous women who have gone public with stories alleging inappropriate conduct between Moore and teenage girls.
The letter to Allred was dated yesterday and obtained by Breitbart News. Attorney Trenton R. Garmon, who represents Moore and his wife, Kayla, further requested that Allred take steps to ensure the “immediate and professional preservation of the yearbook.”
The letter demanded that Allred and her client, accuser Beverly Young Nelson, issue a “full and fair public retraction” of all “false statements” concerning Moore.
The mounting questions regarding the validity of Moore’s yearbook signature is problematic for the other accusations of sexual misconduct, as Nelson’s case is the only one to provide physical evidence. Although, even if the yearbook signature was authentic it in no way proves Nelson’s accusations of sexual assault. However, if proven that the signature was faked, it will also discredit the entire narrative being used to tarnish Moore’s character and inhibit the calls for him to step aside from his candidacy.
Roy Moore is continuing to fight back against the efforts to oust him, much in the same way Trump did during the election, as he is leveraging social media to point out the obvious hypocrisy of Mitch McConnell in immediately calling for Moore’s resignation over nothing more than allegations, yet insisting on a simple internal senate ethics investigation when Al Franken was caught in a photo groping a sleeping woman.
For the Democrats, along with establishment Republicans, who felt they were on the verge of ousting Moore from his candidacy the photo portraying Democrat Al Franken groping a sleeping woman couldn’t have come at a worse time. At least for now, Roy Moore is receiving a bit of a reprieve from the coordinated attacks against him, as hypocritical mainstream media outlets like MSNBC are working overtime defending behaviors of Al Franken.