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Roy Moore challenges woman's claim of sexual assault as a new groping charge surfaces

Roy Moore challenges woman's claim of sexual assault as a new groping charge surfaces

Senate candidate Roy Moore of Alabama sought Wednesday to discredit a woman’s accusation that he sexually assaulted her when she was 16, suggesting that what looks like his signature on her high school yearbook is a forgery.

Moore also disputed a statement by Beverly Young Nelson that she’d had no contact with him since the alleged assault took place in 1977 in Gadsden, Ala.

In an open letter to Fox News host Sean Hannity, Moore said he was the Etowah County Circuit Court judge who presided over her divorce case in 1999, “a matter that apparently caused her no distress at a time that was 18 years closer to the alleged assault.”

“Yet 18 years later, while talking before...

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