An Alabama woman has alleged that Roy Moore assaulted her when she was 16, grabbing her and trying to force her to perform oral sex on him. Beverly Young Nelson spoke to reporters in New York on Monday, saying that Moore had told her “no one will believe you” if she talked about the attack with anyone else.
Moore responded by saying that he doesn’t even know Nelson; as evidence, she had presented an old high school yearbook with what appears to be a note from him with a signature.
Four women told the Washington Post that Moore pursued relationships with them when he was in his 30s and they were teenagers; the most disturbing account came from a woman who said she was only 14 when Moore attempted to seduce her.
Moore faces Alabama voters on Dec. 12 in a special election to replace Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ former Senate seat. On today’s show, Glenn called the Alabama election a “microcosm” of what the rest of the country is going through as countless people step forward with accounts of being sexually harassed and assaulted by powerful men.