Another big crack has appeared in the testimony of one of Roy Moore's key accusers after she admitted that not every part of the message she says Moore wrote in her yearbook is authentic.
Beverly Nelson has made her accusation of sexual misconduct against the Republican Senate candidate especially public by not only joining forces with controversial lawyer Gloria Allred but also presenting what has been seen by some as the only piece of evidence that exists to challenge Moore's assertion that he committed no sexual misdeeds against Nelson or his other handful of accusers.
According to ABC News, Nelson claims that Moore groped her behind a restaurant in the 1970s when she was only 16 and he was in his 30s. Nelson was a waitress at the time and says Moore was a regular customer.
To back up her claim, she's presented a yearbook with what she says is a love note from Moore proving that he knew her and was pursuing her. In Alabama at the time, 16 was considered old enough to be a consenting adult, but Nelson says Moore assaulted her in his car after offering to give her a ride home.
Moore himself has denied both the attack and the claims that he pursued Nelson, saying recently, “These allegations are completely false. They're malicious. Specifically, I do not know any of these women, nor have I ever engaged in sexual misconduct with any woman."
Many people who have examined close-up photos of the yearbook message have questioned its authenticity, especially because the note after Moore's signature appears to be written by a different hand. Now, Nelson is now admitting that it was.
According to Breitbart, Nelson said during an interview with ABC News that she did write those notes. But she does insist the rest of the message is Moore's.
“Nelson admits she did make notes to the inscription,” ABC News confirmed, “But the message was all Roy Moore.”
However, the fact that part of the message was added later is ammo for those who believe both "Moore" and "D.A." were added as well. Moore himself claims he never signs his name that way and would not have given himself the title "D.A." at a time when he was still a deputy district attorney.
The color of the ink seems to change from black up to the end of the word "Roy" into blue ink from the word "Moore" on. That is one of the many reasons why Moore's camp has insisted that Allred hand over the yearbook so an independent handwriting expert can determine if it's authentic or not. The fact that Nelson waited until now to admit she added notes — weeks after she publicly presented the message as entirely written by Moore — doesn't help her testimony.
Up until now, Allred refused to let an expert look at the yearbook message. But, according to WBRC Fox 6 News, Allred has had her own hand-picked handwriting expert examine the message and will present evidence confirming that Moore wrote it at a news conference this afternoon.
What do you think of this? In related news, a Republican spokesman has switched parties in disgust over President Trump's support of Moore.