Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore's office calls the latest sexual assault allegations against Moore a 'witch hunt against a man who has an impeccable career for over 30 years...'' Beverly Young Nelson, who is the fifth woman to come forward, said Moore sexually assaulted her when she was 16 years old. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell led a chorus of establishment Republicans on Monday (November 13) calling for Roy Moore, the party's Senate candidate in Alabama, to withdraw from the race over allegations he had sexual contact with teenage girls decades ago. A fifth woman came forward on Monday with new allegations that Moore sexually assaulted her when she was a teenager in Alabama and he was a prosecuting attorney in his 30s. Moore, who has refused to step aside, denied the charges and his campaign said he was the victim of a "witch hunt." Moore, a Christian conservative and former chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, had been a heavy favorite to win the election against Democrat Doug Jones. He has denied the allegations first raised in a Washington Post story about his relationships with four women when they were teenagers, including a charge he initiated sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl when he was in his 30s. The new accusation came at a news conference in New York, where Beverly Young Nelson said Moore had groped her while giving her a ride home from the diner where she worked when she was 16 years old. "I was terrified. I thought he was going to rape me," she said. The news conference was arranged by lawyer Gloria Allred, who has represented women in a number of high-profile sexual misconduct cases.