The Corner

Politics & Policy

Woman Says Roy Moore Sexually Assaulted Her When She Was 16

At a press conference this afternoon, a woman named Beverly Young Nelson said that Roy Moore tried to rape her in 1975, when she was 16 years old. Nelson gave the press conference alongside attorney Gloria Allred.

Nelson’s account is graphic. She alleges that Moore became violent when she resisted his advances. Nelson recalled several encounters with Moore, who was then the deputy district attorney of Etowah County and a regular customer at a restaurant where she worked. The sexual assault happened one night after Moore offered her a ride home, Nelson said, when he pulled over in the secluded parking lot behind the restaurant. “I thought that he was going to rape me,” but after fighting him off, “he gave up,” she said.

In her written statement, Nelson included a picture of a note that Moore left in her high-school yearbook:

In response to the allegations, the chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, Cory Gardner, said that Moore “is unfit to serve” and called on him to drop out. “If he refuses to withdraw and wins, the Senate should vote to expel him,” Gardner said in a statement.

Allred said that Nelson is willing to testify under oath about the allegation. Moore’s campaign chairman called Allred ”a sensationalist leading a witch hunt.”

Most Popular


Cold Brew’s Insidious Hegemony

Soon, many parts of the United States will be unbearably hot. Texans and Arizonans will be able to bake cookies on their car dashboards; the garbage on the streets of New York will be especially pungent; Washington will not only figuratively be a swamp. And all across America, coffee consumers will turn their ... Read More

Australia’s Voters Reject Leftist Ideas

Hell hath no fury greater than left-wingers who lose an election in a surprise upset. Think Brexit in 2016. Think Trump’s victory the same year. Now add Australia. Conservative prime minister Scott Morrison shocked pollsters and pundits alike with his victory on Saturday, and the reaction has been brutal ... Read More
National Security & Defense

The Warmonger Canard

Whatever the opposite of a rush to war is — a crawl to peace, maybe — America is in the middle of one. Since May 5, when John Bolton announced the accelerated deployment of the Abraham Lincoln carrier group to the Persian Gulf in response to intelligence of a possible Iranian attack, the press has been aflame ... Read More
NR Webathon

We’ve Had Bill Barr’s Back

One of the more dismaying features of the national political debate lately is how casually and cynically Attorney General Bill Barr has been smeared. He is routinely compared to Roy Cohn on a cable-TV program that prides itself on assembling the most thoughtful and plugged-in political analysts and ... Read More
Film & TV

Game of Thrones: A Father’s Legacy Endures

Warning! If you don't want to read any spoilers from last night's series finale of Game of Thrones, stop reading. Right now. There is a lot to unpack about the Thrones finale, and I fully understand many of the criticisms I read on Twitter and elsewhere. Yes, the show was compressed. Yes, there were moments ... Read More