Fox News issues correction on Roy Moore accuser yearbook ‘forgery’ headline

Fox News has updated a report that initially said a woman accusing Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexual assault had forged his entry in her yearbook.

Beverly Young Nelson has accused the Republican Senate nominee of sexually assaulting her nearly 40 years ago when she was 16 years old. 

She told Tom Llamas, of ABC News, in a Friday interview that she made notes underneath Moore’s entry. 

{mosads}“Beverly, he signed your yearbook?” Llamas asked.  
“He did sign it,” Nelson replied.
“And you made some notes underneath?” Llamas followed.
“Yes,” she confirmed. 
A since-deleted tweet on the official Fox News twitter account had read, “BREAKING NEWS: Roy Moore accuser admits she forged part of yearbook inscription attributed to Alabama senate candidate.”

Fox News has since updated the story with a note at the bottom of the piece while removing any references to “forgery” in it. 

“An update to this story reflects that Beverly Young Nelson admits writing what ABC News characterized as ‘notes’ beneath what she says is Roy Moore’s signature, and that the only notes below the signature are the date and location.

“Furthermore, the headline on [the] story now specifies that Nelson admits to writing part of the inscription herself, rather than forging part of it.”

Breitbart News also called the additions a forgery but has not updated its lead story. 

“Bombshell: Roy Moore Accuser Beverly Nelson Admits She Forged Yearbook,” reads the headline

Breitbart executive chairman Stephen Bannon, a former White House chief strategist to President Trump, has been a staunch backer of Moore and campaigned for him earlier this week. 

A special election is set for Tuesday between Moore and Democrat Doug Jones. 

Moore is accused of sexual misconduct and assault by multiple women, including one who was 14 years old when she says she had a sexual encounter with a 32-year-old Moore nearly 40 years ago.

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