Roy Moore accuser Beverly Young Nelson hits back at yearbook forgery claims

The attorney for Beverly Young Nelson, a woman accusing Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexually assaulting her when she was 16 and he was in his 30s, is hitting back at claims from his supporters that Nelson doctored a yearbook inscription she says Moore wrote at the time.

A handwriting analysis done by a forensic expert has revealed that Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore had written in the yearbook of a woman who accused him of sexually assaulting her when she was 16 and he was in his 30s, the woman’s attorney said on Friday (December 8).

Beverly Young Nelson had in November made the allegations against Moore and displayed the yearbook message at a news conference in New York. Since then Moore said he believed a message that Nelson said he had written in her high school yearbook had been tampered with.

Moore’s campaign later demanded that Nelson turn over the yearbook to a neutral custodian so a handwriting expert could examine it.

Nelson’s attorney, Gloria Allred, said she hired a certified forensic handwriting and document examiner, Arthur T. Anthony, to examine the yearbook.

Allred said the expert conducted an analysis and confirmed that Moore had signed the yearbook, thus disproving allegations from Moore supporters that it was a forgery.