- Beverly Young Nelson alleged that Roy Moore sexually assaulted her while she was a teenage waitress.
- In a press conference, she shared his signature in her high school yearbook.
Roy Moore, a Republican candidate for US Senate from Alabama, allegedly signed a high-school student’s yearbook before he sexually assaulted her.
In a press conference on Monday, Beverly Young Nelson said Moore became a regular at a restaurant called the Old Hickory House when he was the District Attorney of Etowah County and she was a waitress.
She said that one night when she was 16 years old, he offered her a ride home when her shift ended, then drove around to the back of the restaurant sexually assaulted her in his car in the parking lot.
As evidence of their relationship, Nelson presented a page of her yearbook that Moore asked to sign during one of his earlier visits to the restaurant.
Moore’s message read, “To a sweeter more beautiful girl I could not say, ‘Merry Christmas.’ Love, Roy Moore DA, 12-22-77, Olde Hickory House.”
As Business Insider’s Josh Barro pointed out, Moore’s signature in the yearbook matches his signature on his US term limits pledge this year.
Roy Moore's signature from that 1977 yearbook matches Roy Moore's signature on his US Term Limits pledge this year. pic.twitter.com/4gQz9ytZZX
— Josh Barro (@jbarro) November 13, 2017
Nelson was one of several women who have come forward in recent days accusing Moore of sexual misconduct when they were teenagers and he was an adult.
Last week, The Washington Post reported that Moore dated several teenagers and committed sexual misconduct with a 14-year-old when he was in his 30’s.