Roy Moore accuser admits altering yearbook entry

Beverly Young Nelson shows her high school yearbook signed by Moore at a news conference in New York Monday Nov. 13 2017

Beverly Young Nelson shows her high school yearbook signed by Moore at a news conference in New York Monday Nov. 13 2017

She stated, "He wrote in my yearbook as follows: 'To a sweeter more attractive girl, I could not say Merry Christmas, Christmas, 1977, Love, Roy Moore, Olde Hickory House".

Moore has denied signing the yearbook and said he did not know Nelson at the time. One accuser in particular, Beverly Young Nelson, claimed that Moore aggressively pursued her when he was 30, and she was 15.

Gloria Allred, Nelson's attorney, said at a news conference today that a handwriting expert found the signature authentic.

Moore's campaign has already suggested it was entirely fabricated, claiming the letters "D.A" after his signature are proof someone else was responsible.

At her original news conference on November 13, Nelson said that Moore signed the yearbook but she didn't mention the notes she added.

Below is a video from ABC Politics that shows the interview with Nelson on Good Morning America.

She had claimed in a press conference last month that Mr Moore, who was in his 30s at the time, had written the passage during his visit to a diner where she was working as a waitress.

The message read, "To a sweeter more attractive girl I could not say, 'Merry Christmas.' Love, Roy Moore D.A., 12-22-77, Olde Hickory House".

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Several Moore supporters have claimed that Ms Nelson may have committed fraud. "And it demonstrates that when Roy Moore stated, quote, 'I do not know any of these women, ' end quote, that statement does not appear to be true", Allred said.

Nelson did not indicate when she annotated the yearbook inscription.

"Let's count how many national outlets will ignore the fact that she admits to lying", Moore wrote above the tweet.

He said Doug Jones will be "completely controlled" by the Democrats and declared that they need someone in that Senate seat who will support his agenda.

Nelson tells a different story.

Jauregui said the allegation has been painful.

Moore's legal team has called on Allred and Nelson to release the yearbook so the signature in question can be independently examined.

The Moore campaign previously attacked the credibility of Nelson's account by pointing out the difference in writing styles in the inscription. Moore, who has not appeared in public since a rally Tuesday with former White House strategist Stephen Bannon, did not attend the news conference. And President Trump continues to endorse Moore while reportedly stating that he doesn't believe any of the accusations.

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