It looks like Republican Senate candidate in Alabama, judge Roy Moore, is in big trouble, as a fifth woman accused him of making sexual advances toward her, when she was just a teenager.
He lost the GOP’s support completely
According to The Washington Post, Moore was called by senior Republicans to drop out the race for the Senate and threatened to expel him from the Senate, in case of a victory.
Beverly Young Nelso, the latest accuser, declared during a news conference held in New York that Roy Moore attacked her when she was 16 and he was a prosecutor in Etowah County, Alabama. She was represented at the conference by Gloria Allred, a lawyer specialized in cases of sexual harassment.
“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,” Beverly Young Nelson said in a statement she issued at the conference.
She also mentioned that Roy Moore warned her that “no one will believe you” if she told anyone about their encounter.
A few hours before the conference, Republican leader Senator Mitch McConnel declared that Mr. Moore should seriously consider stepping aside the Senate race, also adding that he believes all five accusers.
As for a possible replacement for the Senate race, the GOP is now thinking about encouraging a write-in candidate to run in the special election, happening on December 12.
Not the first time Moore is under the spotlight
Roy Moore is a judge who was twice removed from the United States’ high court, first for his refusal to remove the Ten Commandments from the Supreme Court grounds, then for refusing to accept gay marriage.
After all these accusations, he responded defiantly, showing no sign of leaving the race for the Senate.