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Beverly Young Nelson Alleges Roy Moore Tried to Rape Her When She Was a Teen

"I was struggling and begging him to stop."

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A new accuser emerged on Monday and claimed that Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore tried to rape her when she was just a teenager.

During a press conference with attorney Gloria Allred on Monday, accuser Beverly Young Nelson said that Moore made sexual advances toward her while he was giving her a car ride when she was just 16 years old.

While the two of them were in Moore’s car, she alleges, Moore started groping her breasts. She then says that she tried to escape the car, but Moore locked her door to prevent her from leaving.

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She then said Moore “began squeezing my neck attempting to force my head into his crotch.”

Nelson also denied that her decision to come forward was political, as she says she even voted for President Donald Trump last year.

“This has nothing to do with Republicans or Democrats,” she said. “It has everything to do with Mr. Moore’s sexual assault when I was a teenager.”

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Brad Reed is a writer living in Boston. His work has previously appeared in the American Prospect Online, and he blogs frequently at Sadly, No!.