One of the women who accused Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore of making advances on her when she was a teen and he a local prosecutor admitted Friday to writing part of the yearbook inscription she offered as proof, a new crack in her story that gives Moore an opening to attack her credibility.
Beverly Young Nelson told ABC News she added the date and place in the inscription in her high school yearbook that she and famed attorney Gloria Allred presented as proof the then-30-something Moore sought an inappropriate relationship with her in the late 1970s. Nelson still insisted that Moore wrote most of the message and signed the inscription, but said she made “notes” to it.
“Beverly, he did sign your yearbook?” ABC’s Tom Llamas asked her.
“He did sign it,” she said.
“And you made some notes underneath?” Llamas asked.
“Yes,” she replied.
Moore tweeted Friday, “Now she herself admits to lying.”
Moore has denied signing the yearbook and said he did not know Nelson at the time. Moore, who went on to become a judge and then the chief justice of the Alabama State Supreme Court, later ruled against Nelson in a 1999 divorce case.
The Moore campaign has questioned the authenticity of the inscription since the claim surfaced last month.