By Art Moore
Judge Roy Moore
Amid a call by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore to withdraw from the special election in Alabama in response to allegations of sexual misconduct by four women, a fifth woman has come forward, according to celebrity lawyer Gloria Allred.
Allred – a Democrat known for representing women who make sexual-assault claims against prominent figures – introduced Beverly Young Nelson at a news conference in Madison, New York. She said Nelson alleges Moore “sexually assaulted her when she was a minor in Alabama.”
Nelson said she didn’t speak out previously because she feared Moore and his power but was inspired by the others coming forward.
Moore is the Republican nominee in a special election Dec. 12 for the Alabama U.S. Senate seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Polls show Moore’s significant lead has evaporated in the wake of the allegations, with some showing him behind and others with a narrow lead over Democratic nominee Doug Jones.
Last week, the Washington Post cited four women who claimed the former judge dated them when he was in his 30s and they were teens, with one charging he initiated a sexual encounter when she was 14.
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Source:: World Net Daily