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12/8/2017

Moore Accuser Says She Made Notes Underneath Roy Moore’s Signature In Her Yearbook

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dana @ 12:10 pm

[guest post by Dana]

Hoo-boy. Beverly Young Nelson, who has alleged that Roy Moore assaulted her when she was 16, was interviewed on ABC’s Good Morning America today. During the interview she was asked about what she claims is Roy Moore’s signature in her high school yearbook:

“Beverly, he signed your yearbook?” ABC News reporter Tom Llamas asked.

“He did sign it,” Nelson replied.

“And you made some notes underneath?” Llamas followed up.

“Yes,” she answered.

Here is the yearbook signature:

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During a press conference last month with her attorney, Gloria Allred, Nelson said that when Moore spotted her yearbook on the counter at the restaurant where she was working and which he regularly frequented, he asked her if he could sign it. She agreed. The yearbook signature was presented by Nelson and Allred as connecting Moore to Nelson at the time of the alleged incident.

After that press conference, Moore’s attorney, Phillip Jarequi responded by asking, “Do you still hold that everything written in that yearbook was written by Judge Moore? Or was it written by somebody else? That’s not an allegation, it’s a question.” He followed up with a request that the yearbook be turned over to a neutral third-party for examination. Allred declined the request, and explained that she would be happy to hand it over to a neutral third-party on the condition that a Select Committee on Ethics open an investigation into Moore.

It’s surprising that someone with the extensive experience that Allred has in these matters, was not transparent about the distinction between the inscription and notes underneath it at the time of the press conference. Perhaps she didn’t know. But, if she didn’t know, then to what level of ineptitude on her part does that speak? And if Allred didn’t know about Nelson adding the notes, why wasn’t due diligence done by the attorney so that she did know? One last thing, I would like to know at what point Nelson added her notes.

It’s good to bear in mind that because Nelson has admitted that she added the notes, does not mean that her claims of assault by Moore are untrue. However, it does undermine her credibility. And unfortunately, it will have a ripple effect with other victims. One last thing, I would like to know at what point in time Nelson added her notes.

Allred is reportedly holding a news conference later today in which she will present evidence to support her client’s claims.

–Dana

3 Comments »

  1. As I’ve said all along, anyone who would retain a hack like Gloria Allred has no credibility in the first place.

    However, I don’t personally view this as having a bearing on the other victims’ credibility.

    Comment by Arizona CJ — 12/8/2017 @ 4:17 pm

  2. This will most likely ensure Moore is elected, and undermine the stories of not just the other Moore accusers, but could bleed over to the rest of the #MeToo movement.

    The ridiculous “hot take” the Left has pushed into the narrative that every woman has to be believed was going to cause problems once a single woman was found to be lying about part or all of their claim of sexual assault/harassment. Instead of being sensible about these accusations and listening to women who come forward and taking their accounts seriously, the Left ordained these women as flawless and above reproach, icons of truth in all aspects of their accusations. Patterico is right, now that the bubble has burst the ripple effect will cause more harm to victims.

    Comment by Sean — 12/9/2017 @ 6:34 am

  3. The left was always exceedingly selective when it said “all accusers must be believed”. What they really meant, as proven by their actions, was “All accusers of Republicans must be believed, all accusers of Democrats must be vilified.”

    Comment by Arizona CJ — 12/9/2017 @ 2:01 pm

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