Published: Tue, November 14, 2017
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

New Moore accuser alleges US Senate candidate restrained, groped her at 16

New Moore accuser alleges US Senate candidate restrained, groped her at 16

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell believes the allegations against Alabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore and that Moore should leave the race, the Kentucky Republican said Monday.

Nelson detailed her allegations in a statement alongside Allred, an attorney who focuses on discrimination and women's rights.

"You know, this is a awful situation, almost 40-year-old allegation, we'll probably never know for sure exactly what happened", Toomey said on "Meet the Press" on NBC.

McConnell made his comments Monday morning in Louisville, where he was touting the GOP's tax reform plan. Another woman, Gloria Deason, said she was 18 when Moore took her on a date and bought her wine.

Gardner said in a statement, "he does not meet the ethical and moral requirements of the United States Senate". The Moore campaign released a statement Monday following the newest accuser denying Moore had "any sexual misconduct with anyone". "As a father of a daughter and a grandfather of five granddaughters, I condemn the actions of any man who engages in sexual misconduct not just against minors but against any woman". Roy Moore's wife Kayla Moore is now writing on Facebook that the Washington Post offered money for accusers to come forward, according to CNN's Andrew Kaczynski.

But Sen. Richard J. Durbin, Ill., the No. 2 Democrat in the Senate, said that unseating a senator is "several steps removed from where we are today", arguing that Trump needs to "do more when it comes to this situation in Alabama".

Nelson says she quit her job, but later told her sister, mom and husband, who both backed up her story to Allred.

"I only know what I see on TV and what I read in the paper", Mnuchin said.

Allred called her client a "brave woman" and added that she is willing to testify about the incident under oath.

Nelson said she was too frightened to tell anyone about the incident at the time but eventually told her mother and sister - and later her future husband - in the years that followed.

"Mr. Moore began groping me, putting his hands on my breasts".

Moore and Democrat Doug Jones face a December 12 special election to replace Luther Strange, who was appointed to replace Jeff Sessions when Sessions was named US attorney general. Moore has been accused of initiating sexual contact with a 14-year-old in 1979 when he was 32.

Baldwin responded by saying sexual consent in Alabama is 16. He called the claims "completely false" Friday when appearing on Sean Hannity's syndicated radio show.

While pressure to quit the race four weeks before Election Day intensified from within the Republican Party, Moore assured supporters Sunday night at a Huntsville, Alabama, gym that the article was "fake news" and "a desperate attempt to stop my political campaign".

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