Roy Moore accuser, Beverly Nelson, appeared on Megyn Kelly Today to tell the public that her life has changed since she came forward to accuse the Senate candidate of trying to force her into oral sex when she was just 16 years old.
‘I just want him to know that he doesn’t control me anymore. I’m just so happy that I don’t have to carry that anymore,’ she told Megyn Kelly.
Nelson, who was joined on air by her sister Tammy Young and her attorney Glorida Allred, also recalled the night of the alleged incident in 1977.
‘It was such a struggle. Everything was so fast,’ Nelson said.
‘I was trying to find a door handle,’ she said, adding that at the same time Moore was reaching around her to try and lock the door.
Roy Moore accuser, Beverly Nelson (pictured), appeared on Megyn Kelly Today to tell the public that her life has changed since she came forward to accuse the Senate candidate of trying to force her into oral sex when she was just 16 years old
‘I just want him to know that he doesn’t control me anymore. I’m just so happy that I don’t have to carry that anymore,’ she told Megyn Kelly
‘And I was fighting him off with my other hand. I don’t know for sure if I am the one who opened the door or if [it happened] when he was pushing me. I actually landed on the pavement,’ Nelson told Kelly.
‘But he didn’t care. He took off. He burned rubber and left me on the cold concrete in this dark parking lot by myself at 10.30pm at night. I was only 16.’
Kelly asked Nelson if she told anyone abou the incident. But Nelson said she was too terrified to tell anyone her story because Moore ‘threatened’ her.
She claimed that Moore told her that she was ‘just a child’ and no one would ever believe her over him.
Nelson also said she didn’t think she had the strength to come forward because she believed that she was the only victim.
But in 1979, two years after the alleged incident occurred, Nelson did open up to her sister Tammy Young, who joined her on the show, and said her sister has been so strong through it all.
Kelly then asked Nelson about the election and what she would do if Moore wins.
Nelson said that she was ‘stunned to see him [Moore] six points up’.
‘I’m going to be scared. I feel like I may have to move,’ she added. Nelson then revealed that she’s ‘being followed by people’. ‘I have to be very careful about where I go,’ she said.
Her attorney Glorida Allred (left) said that if Moore wins the election, the US Senate Select Committee on Ethics is ‘going to have to do a hearing’. Allred said that Nelson will testify along with other victims
Kelly asked Nelson if she told anyone abou the incident. But Nelson said she was too terrified to tell anyone her story because Moore ‘threatened’ her. But in 1979, two years after the alleged incident occurred, Nelson did open up to her sister Tammy Young (pictured)
Her attorney Glorida Allred said that if Moore wins the election, the US Senate Select Committee on Ethics is ‘going to have to do a hearing’.
Allred said that Nelson will testify as well as other victims.
‘That’s when Roy Moore is going to be forced to stand up and take the oath. I just hope that he has the courage that women have to tell the truth about their lives. He needs to tell the truth about his life,’ Allred said.
Nelson came forward to accuse Moore of having an inappropriate relationship with her when she was a teenager on November 13.
During an emotional press conference, Nelson said she first met Moore when he was a district attorney and she was a high school student who was waiting tables at the Olde Hickory House.
She was just 15 at the time, and soon after she turned 16 Moore, then 31, offered Nelson a ride home one cold winter night she said, which was the night of the alleged incident.
Nelson said that after getting in the car, Moore drove her to the back of the parking lot and pulled up next to a dumpster, where he parked and then began to grope her breasts.
She said that she asked him to stop and that when she tried to get out of the vehicle he locked the door and grabbed her neck in an attempt to pull her head down towards his crotch.
Moore abruptly called a news conference in Gallant, Alabama, after a tearful Nelson detailed the new allegations to reporters in New York.
‘I can tell you without hesitation this is absolutely false. I never did what she said I did. I don’t even know the woman,’ Moore said at the time – even though he allegedly signed her yearbook.
Nelson (pictured) came forward to accuse Moore of having an inappropriate relationship with her when she was a teenager on November 13
During an emotional press conference, Nelson said she first met Moore (pictured on Nov 11) when he was a district attorney and she was a high school student who was waiting tables at the Olde Hickory House
Moore has denied the allegations against him and claiming that he never met Nelson despite having signed her yearbook (pictured)
‘I got into his car in the passenger seat. He began driving. I thought he would get on the highway, but instead he drove to the back of the restaurant,’ said Nelson of the night she was allegedly assaulted by Moore.
‘I was not immediately alarmed as there was an exit from the back of the restaurant to the street and he could drive from there to my house without getting on the highway. However, instead of driving to the street he stopped the car and parked his car in between the dumpster and the back of the restaurant where there were no lights.
‘The area was dark and deserted. I was alarmed and I immediately asked him what he was doing.’
Moore at that point said nothing and began to grope her, Nelson claimed.
‘Instead of answering my question, Mr. Moore reached over and began groping me, putting his hands on my breasts,’ said Nelson.
‘I tried to open my car door to leave, but he reached over and locked it so I could not get out. I tried fighting him off, while yelling at him to stop, but instead of stopping he began squeezing my neck attempting to force my head onto his crotch.
‘I continued to struggle. I was determined that I was not allow him to force me to have sex with him. I was terrified. He was also trying to pull my shirt off. I thought that he was going to rape me. I was twisting and struggling and begging him to stop. I had tears running down my face.’
Nelson was able to get out of the car soon after, claiming Moore told her to keep quiet because no one would believe her if she did share her story.
‘He said, ‘You’re just a child.’ And he said, ‘I am the District Attorney of Etowah County. And if you tell anyone about this, no one will ever believe you’.’
Nelson was just 15 at the time, and soon after she turned 16 Moore, then 31, offered Nelson a ride home one cold winter night she said, which was the night of the alleged incident
Child: ‘Instead of answering my question, Mr. Moore reached over and began groping me, putting his hands on my breasts,’ said Nelson (above at 16 in her yearbook)
Rise up: ‘I was frightened by his position and his power. I am coming forward to let Mr. Moore know that he no longer has any power over me and I no longer live in fear of him,’ Nelson said on Nov 13 (above with Allred)
Her boyfriend, who was initially supposed to pick her up but had been running late, pulled up to the restaurant soon after Nelson made her way out of the vehicle.
‘I did not say anything to him as to what had occurred as he had a violent temper and I was afraid that he would do something that would get him into trouble. When I got home I went to my room,’ Nelson explained.
‘The following morning my neck was black and blue and purple. In the days following I covered the bruising on my neck with makeup. I did not tell anyone about what had happened. I was scared.’
Moore (picrured on Nov 16) has denied her allegations and insisted he had never met her
She then added: ‘I felt that if I told anyone Mr. Moore would do something to me or my family. I decided to keep what happened to myself.’
And she also found a way to avoid Moore.
‘The day after Mr. Moore assaulted me I called the restaurant and quit my job. I never went there again,’ Nelson said.
Then, shortly after, she began sharing her story.
‘About two years later I told my younger sister what Mr. Moore did to me,’ said Nelson.
‘About four years ago I told my mother what happened. Before I married my husband, John, I told him what Mr. Moore had done to me.’
And after a number of accusers were shredded apart because of their political affiliations, Nelson very plainly stated that both she and her husband were supporters of President Donald Trump in the last election.
Moore responded to this latest accuser before Nelson even spoke a single word on Monday.
‘Gloria Allred is a sensationalist leading a witch hunt, and she is only around to create a spectacle,’ said a statement earlier in the day from Moore campaign chair Bill Armistead.
‘Allred was the attorney who claims credit for giving us Roe v. Wade which has resulted in the murder of tens of millions of unborn babies.’
Nelson proved to be the most damaging accuser yet, and soon after her press conference Senator John Cornyn of Texas withdrew his support of Moore, calling the allegations ‘damaging’ and ‘disqualifying’ if in fact true.
This came after a devastating statement from the highest-ranking Republican in the Senate.
Majority leader Mitch McConnell was blunt and to the point with his assessment even before the press conference on November 13, stating: ‘I believe the women.’
He went on to tell reporters that Moore should ‘step aside’.
It remains to be seen if Nelson will be called to testify, but she thanked those four women who came before her during her first press conference earlier this month, revealing that they gave her the greatest gift.
‘I thought that I was Mr. Moore’s only victim. I would probably have taken what Mr. Moore did to me to my grave, had it not been for the courage of four other women that were willing to speak out about their experiences with Mr. Moore,’ she explained while drying her eyes with a tissue.
‘Their courage has inspired me to overcome my fear.’
One woman told The Washington Post that Moore initiated a sexual encounter with her in 1979, when she was 14 years old and he was 32. Three others said Moore pursued them when they were 18 or younger.