Allred calls for Senate Judiciary Committee to subpoena Moore
Attorney Gloria Allred urged the Senate Judiciary Committee to subpoena Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore over the accusations about his alleged sexual misconduct with minors.
In a Monday press conference with Beverly Young Nelson, the latest woman to accuse Moore, Allred said that Nelson is also willing to testify under oath about her experience.
“She is willing to testify under oath and answer any questions relevant to allegations against Mr. Moore,” Allred said. “We believe that the Senate Judiciary Committee should subpoena Moore to ask questions about the allegations.”
At the press conference, Nelson said that Moore sexually assaulted her when she was 15 and 16 years old. Nelson said that after the incident, Moore told her, “You are a child. I am the District Attorney of Etowah County. If you tell anyone about this, no one will believe you.”
Nelson’s account follows a bombshell Washington Post report published last week in which four women said Moore pursued relationships with them when they were teenagers and he was in his 30s, including one who said Moore initiated a sexual encounter with her when she was 14 years old and he was 32.
Moore has denied the allegations from the first four women, calling them “fake news” and an attack on his campaign for the empty Alabama Senate seat.
Multiple GOP senators have called for Moore to withdraw from the race, and Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), chairman of the Senate GOP’s campaign arm, said that the Senate should expel Moore if he is elected.