Roy Moore accuser admits she added 'notes' to yearbook inscription she attributed to embattled Senate candidate

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Beverly Young Nelson roy moore accuserSpencer Platt/Getty ImagesBeverly Young Nelson holds her high school yearbook signed by Roy Moore.

  • Roy Moore accuser Beverly Young Nelson confirmed she had added "notes" to an inscription she said the Alabama Republican wrote in her yearbook decades ago.
  • Nelson has accused Moore of sexually assaulting her in his car when she was 16 years old.
  • Moore and his attorneys have previously suggested the yearbook inscription was a forgery.


Beverly Young Nelson, who has accused Alabama Republican Roy Moore of sexually assaulting her when she was a teenager, confirmed to ABC News that she wrote "notes" underneath an inscription she said Moore signed in her yearbook decades ago.

In an interview with ABC News' Tom Llamas that aired Friday, Nelson replied "yes" when Llamas asked her to confirm that she had "made some notes underneath" the embattled Senate candidate's signature.

She also confirmed at Llamas' request that Moore "did sign it." In the footage of the interview that ABC News aired, Llamas appeared not to question Nelson further on the inscription.

Nelson first announced her allegations against Moore in a November press conference with celebrity attorney Gloria Allred. She said she knew Moore when she was a 16-year-old waitress at an Alabama restaurant, and accused him of sexually assaulting her in his car after offering her a ride home.

To back up her assertion that Moore knew her when she was a teenage waitress at the restaurant, Nelson presented a message in her yearbook that she said Moore wrote.

The message read, "To a sweeter more beautiful girl I could not say, 'Merry Christmas.' Love, Roy Moore D.A., 12-22-77, Olde Hickory House."

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Moore and his attorneys quickly sought to cast doubt on the legitimacy of the inscription, demanding that an expert in handwriting analysis examine Nelson's yearbook. At a press conference just days after Nelson went public, Moore's attorneys said the date and restaurant name underneath Moore's signature appeared not to match other samples of Moore's handwriting.

They also seized on the "D.A." abbreviation, implying that Nelson had lifted the letters from a court filings stamp belonging to a person with the initials "D.A."

After the Moore campaign's press conference, Allred declined to answer reporters' questions on whether Nelson's yearbook message had been forged. She told CNN's Wolf Blitzer she would welcome an expert analysis of the yearbook message so long as it took place in a Senate hearing.

Allred is set to hold another press conference on Friday.

Moore is running for Senate in an Alabama special election taking place on Tuesday. He has been accused by multiple women of varying degrees of sexual misconduct.

Watch a clip of ABC's interview with Nelson below:

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