WE KNEW IT! Beverly Nelson has admitted that she forged a portion of the high school yearbook that she and attorney Gloria Allred used as proof of her accusations against Roy Moore.
The now infamous “Yearbook Signing” that Allred trotted out, along with the accuser who gave the worst acting to come out of California in decades, already had multiple problems that proved it to be fake.
Nelson is one of the women who accused Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore of making advances on her when she was a teen and he was a local prosecutor. She admitted Friday to writing part of the yearbook inscription she’d offered as proof, a new crack in her story that gives Moore an opening to attack her credibility.
Beverly Young Nelson, one of the women accusing GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexual misconduct, tells @GMA it “sickens” her to think what might happen if Moore is elected. https://t.co/wuEGWr0kng pic.twitter.com/lcp5OY4x3A
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) December 8, 2017
Nelson went public three weeks ago with the accusation that Moore groped and attempted to force a sexual act on her in 1977. Prior to the alleged assault, she claimed, he was a regular customer at the restaurant where she worked in Etowah County, Alabama, and often flirted with her.
“Nelson admits she did make notes to the inscription,” ABC News tells us. “But the message was all Roy Moore.”
“Beverly, he signed your yearbook,” ABC News reporter Tom Llamas says.
“He did sign it,” she replies.
“And you made some notes underneath.”
“Yes,” Nelson says.
And then, after a woman admits to forging a document used in a campaign to destroy the Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate in Alabama, ABC News quickly moves on as though it is not news of extraordinary consequence.
Llamas also fails to ask any follow-ups, such as “If the explanation is this simple, why wait all these weeks to offer it?” Or, “Why did you lie?”
At the initial November 13 press conference where she first made the allegation, she held up her yearbook — which included a message that appeared to be written and signed by Moore, with the date and the name of the restaurant below — as corroboration of her acquaintance with the then-assistant district attorney. She did not mention anything about adding notes then.
“He wrote in my yearbook as follows: ‘To a sweeter more beautiful girl, I could not say Merry Christmas, Christmas, 1977, Love, Roy Moore, Olde Hickory House. Roy Moore, DA,'” she said.
Judge Roy Moore was not a DA, he was an assistant DA, and would have not signed it as the District Attorney.
At the time, Nelson did not admit to writing the date and name of the restaurant herself. The implication was that it had been written by Moore.
Moore tweeted Friday, “Now she herself admits to lying.”
How can anyone believe anything she says after admitting to such a thing? Early reports are that Nelson and Allred will produce an expert to prove the rest of the yearbook is not a forgery. So a proven forger is bringing in her own expert. What an insult to the people of Alabama.
Another problem with Nelson is that she has a motive to lie and forge: as a circuit judge, Moore ruled against her in a 1999 divorce case.
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.
This issue of the signature being forged jumped out from the very beginning as there were some serious discrepancies.
(40) ADDENDUM: Unless Moore's handwriting has changed, the yearbook signature is a forgery.
Look at the "R" and "y" in "Roy."
Also, "12-22-77" and "Olde Hickory House" were written by a different person.
Look at the two versions of the number "7." pic.twitter.com/dn4z1dMiUe
— Thomas Wictor (@ThomasWictor) November 14, 2017
The sevens in 1977 to the right of “Christmas,” are very different from the sevens in the date (12-22-77) above “Old Hickory House.”
“Look at the two versions of the number “7,” tweeted Wictor.
“”12-22-77” and “Olde Hickory House” were written by a different person,” he added.
Next, Wictor points out “the “R” and “y” in “Roy,”” are not written the same way.
The inflection of the “Y” is more pronounced in Moore’ signature as Chief Justice. The “R” is noticeably longer in the signature of Chief Justice, as well.
“During his legal career, Judge Moore became the first full-time Deputy District Attorney in Etowah County, Alabama, and served in this position from 1977 until 1982. In 1984, Judge Moore undertook private practice of law in Gadsden, Alabama,” states Moore’s bio on his campaign website.
Did Gloria Allred do it personally? No. But there is no doubt that she knew when she faced those cameras that the yearbook signing was a forgery.
There should be consequences.
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