Moore sex assault accuser 'may have to move' if he wins

Moore sex assault accuser 'may have to move' if he wins

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Beverly Young Nelson, the first woman to accuse Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore on camera of sexually assaulting her as a teen in the 1970s, tells NBC's Megyn Kelly TODAY she's "gonna be scaredif Moore wins on Dec. 12 and that she "may have to move."

Nelson broke her silence in a Nov. 13 news conference, describing the night in late 1977 she believed Moore was going to rape her behind the Gadsden restaurant where she worked.

Thursday, along with her sister, Tammy, and attorney Gloria Allred, Nelson appeared for an interview on NBC to recount her story, one her sister verified she'd been told two years later.

Nelson also brought a critical piece of evidence to her story, the high school yearbook she says Moore signed.

Moore has denied ever knowing Nelson and says the yearbook signature is fake. He and his campaign have demanded the book be turned over to an independent handwriting expert for evaluation but Nelson and Allred have yet to do so.

Allred says her client is willing to turn over the book for an analysis and she's willing to voluntarily testify under oath to the Senate Select Committee on Ethics or the Senate Judiciary Committee if they will subpoena Moore to also testify. Neither committee has moved to convene any hearings on Moore at this point.

Since first coming forward, Nelson, who is still an Alabama resident, says she's "now being followed by some people". She didn't specify who those people were or if she even knew who they were. "I have to be very careful wherever I go," she added.

Despite the controversy surrounding Moore and the loss of campaign support by the national Republican Party, he is currently leading in several polls against his Democratic opponent, Doug Jones. That's something Nelson says leaves her "stunned, totally."

Moore and many of his supporters have argued that if Nelson's claims - and those of multiple other accusers - are true, they would not have waited nearly 40 years to come forward. They point to Moore's high-profile elections through the years as proof the women had ample opportunity to tell their stories and that coming forward a month before a Senate election is politically motivated.

"You really do not know how many times that I watched him, every time an election would come up, my husband of 13 years would say 'You know, you really need to do something. You have got to do something,'" Nelson said. But she believed she was the only victim and "I just didn't think I had the strength to be that first and only victim."

Nelson, a life-long Republican, told Megyn Kelly she won't be voting for Moore or Jones, instead opting for an unnamed write-in candidate.

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