Beverly Young Nelson: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Less than one month until his Senate special election in Alabama, Republican candidate Roy Moore is facing numerous allegations of sexual misconduct with underage women.

Five women have now come forward with the sexual harassment and assault allegations against Moore, claiming they took place decades ago when he worked in the Etowah County District Attorney’s Office.

While four of the accusers came forward with their allegations against Moore in a story by The Washington Post, the fifth, Beverly Young Nelson, told her story during a press conference alongside her lawyer, Gloria Allred, on Monday.

Nelson, 56, said she was 16-years old and working as a waitress at a restaurant in Alabama when Moore sexually assaulted her. She described him as being a regular at the restaurant and very flirtatious. On one occasion, she said Moore offered to give her a ride home after a shift. She claims that instead of driving toward her house, though, Moore drove to the back of the restaurant and proceeded to sexually assault her.

Moore’s on the ballot for the special election to replace former Senator Jeff Sessions on December 12. He defeated Luther Strange, who served in the seat after Sessions was appointed attorney general, in a primary election. Moore is going against against Democrat Doug Jones in the general election.

Here’s what you need to know about Nelson’s accusations against Moore:

1. Nelson Claims Moore Wrote She Was a ‘Beautiful Girl in Her Yearbook & Was Very Flirtatious

Beverly Young Nelson

Nelson told her story at the press conference in Madison, New York on November 13. She opened by describing her background, saying she was born in Santa Maria, California before moving to Alabama with her family when she was young.

As a teenager, she started working as a waitress after school at the Old Hickory House, a restaurant in Gadsden that Moore frequented, she said. She worked there when she was 15-16 years old and said she’d often work until 7-10 p.m. Moore would come into the restaurant “nearly every day,” sitting in the same seat and oftentimes staying until the restaurant closed.

Nelson burst into tears as she described how Moore complimented her appearance, saying he was very flirtatious with her. On occasion, she said Moore would touch her long, red hair.

“I did know that he was an important person, and I always treated him with respect,” Nelson said. “When he was at the restaurant, he would speak to me and would sometimes pull the ends of my long hair as I walked by him.”

Watch her full, emotional press conference in the video below:

Nelson said she was accustomed to men flirting with her because she was “well developed and competed in beauty pageants.” She claims that she never responded to Moore’s flirtatious behavior because she had a boyfriend at the time and wasn’t interested in having a relationship “with a man who’s twice my age.”

One time, she said that she brought her high school yearbook to the restaurant. Moore saw it and asked her if he could sign it.

“I felt flattered, and I said yes,” she said.

Nelson claims that Moore wrote in a note that she was a “beautiful girl” and signed it: “Love, Roy Moore, D.A.” Nelson and Allred displayed the yearbook at the press conference.

2. Nelson Claims Moore Groped Her in His Vehicle & Forced Her Head Down on His Crotch

Beverly Young Nelson and her husband, John.

Nelson’s alleged sexual encounter with Moore took place in December 1977, she said. As she left the restaurant after a shift and awaited her boyfriend to pick her up, she said Moore approached her outside. With her boyfriend running late, she said Moore offered her a ride home and she agreed because she trusted him.

“I thought he was simply doing something nice by offering to drive me home,” she said. “I did not want to wait outside in the cold, so I agreed.”

Because cell phones didn’t exist back then, she said she intended on calling her boyfriend to let him know she got a ride once she got home.

Instead of driving on the highway, though, she claims Moore drove to the back of the restaurant between dumpsters and parked where there were no lights. Nelson said she questioned what he was doing, and he suddenly started putting his hands on her against her will.

Beverly Young Nelson

“I tried to open my car door to leave, but he reached over and he locked it so I could not get out,” she described. “I tried fighting him off, while yelling at him to stop. But instead of stopping he began squeezing my neck, attempting to force my head onto his crotch. I continued to struggle. I was determined that I was not going to allow him to force me to have sex with him. I was terrified, he was also trying to pull my shirt off. I thought that he was going to rape me. I was twisting and struggling and I was begging him to stop. I had tears running down my face.”

She said that at some point, Moore gave up and threatened her, saying: “You’re just a child, I am the district attorney of Etowah County. And if you tell anyone about this, no one will ever believe you.”

Nelson said that Moore allowed her to open the door and leave, but wasn’t sure if he pushed her out. Either way, she claims she was on the ground as Moore sped away with the passenger-side door open. As she got up and went back to the front of the restaurant, her boyfriend arrived and picked her up.

“It was late, it was dark and I didn’t say anything to him as to what occurred,” Young said about what she said to her boyfriend. “When I got home, I went to my room, and the following morning my neck was black and blue and purple. In the days following, I covered the bruising on my neck with makeup. I did not tell anyone what had happened. I was scared. I felt that if I told anyone that Mr. Moore would do something to me or my family.”

Nelson said that one day after the alleged assault, she quit the restaurant and never went back.

In the years that followed, Nelson said she only told close family members about what happened.

Calling for a Senate Hearing

Allred said that her client is willing to testify under oath in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee. She said that they want Moore to be subpoenaed and want the hearing to be held as soon as possible — within two weeks — or she will speak out to the media.

Prior to the press conference, Moore released a statement once again denying the claims and referring to Allred as a “sensationalist” who was “leading a witch hunt” against him.

“We’ve said this before and well say it again: Judge Moore is an innocent man and has never had any sexual misconduct with anyone,” the statement said.

3. Nelson Worked as an Interior Designer & Said She Is a Trump Supporter

Beverly Young Nelson

Nelson said at the press conference that she’s been married to John Nelson for the last 13 years, adding that he works as a truck driver and took time off to be with her as she disclosed the allegations. She said they’re both Donald Trump supporters and voted for him during the 2016 presidential election. According to Alabama voting records, Nelson’s voter profile is “inactive.”

A voting record of Nelson

According to the Alabama Secretary of State, being an “inactive voter” means that they didn’t respond to a mailing requesting to update their information and are still eligible to vote as a normal voter.

Inactive voter registration status means that a voter is able to vote as a normal voter on election day but they will also be asked to update their voter registration information when they visit the polls on election day.

Nelson’s LinkedIn account says she now resides in Anniston, Alabama and is a “housewife.” Prior to that, though, she spent nearly 30 years as an interior designer of a business that she founded. In addition, her LinkedIn account also says she owned a painting business starting in 1987 and did so for nearly 15 years until 2001. Nelson’s social media profiles indicated that she attended from Gadsden State Community College in Gadsden, Alabama.

Nelson’s Attorney Has Represented Clients in Several High-Profile Cases

Allred, a registered Democrat, is an American Women’s rights attorney known for taking on high profile — and sometimes controversial — cases primarily involving the protection of women’s rights.

“She is a tireless and successful advocate for victims whose rights have been violated,” a description of Allred says on her website. “Her high-profile legal battles have led to many landmark precedent-setting court decisions and hundreds of millions of dollars for her clients.”

In 2002, after entertainer Michael Jackson dangled his son from a balcony in Berlin, Allred wrote a letter to California’s Child Protective Services and asked for a full investigation into the safety of his children.

Allred is also representing at least 28 women who accuse comedian Bill Cosby of sexual misconduct. Most recently, she represented three women who accused President Trump of sexual misconduct. Trump denied the claims, which surfaced during his 2016 presidential campaign. He called the stories of the women “totally false and ridiculous” and vowed to sue those three women.

“This is just another attempt by the Clinton campaign to defame a candidate who just today is number one in three different polls,” the Trump campaign said in a statement. “Anyone who would pay thugs to incite violence at a rally against American citizens, as was released on video, will stop at nothing. Just another example of the Clinton campaign trying to rig the election.”

In her response, Allred accused Trump of bullying the women who came foward.

“If Mr. Trump thought that such bullying tactics would silence his accusers and prevent other women from coming forward, he will be sorely disappointed,” Allred said at a news conference. “Women will not be intimidated into silence by Donald Trump. If he sues them, we are confident that an army of lawyers will step forward to represent them, and we believe that the public will financially support their legal defense.”

Allred is the mother of attorney Lisa Bloom, who’s similarly represented women accusing men of sexual misconduct. Bloom, however, initially decided that she would represent Harvey Weinsetein when dozens of women came forward with sexual misconduct allegations.

Just days after making the decision, though, she announced that she resigned as his legal counsel. Bloom, who’s recent clients include Kathy Griffin and Blac Chyna, called the decision to represent Weinstein a “colossal mistake.”

“I can see that my just being associated with this was a mistake,” Bloom said to BuzzFeed News. “All I can say is, from my perspective, I thought, ‘Here is my chance to get to the root of the problem from the inside. I am usually on the outside throwing stones. Here is my chance to be in the inside and to get a guy to handle this thing in a different way.’ I thought that would be a positive thing. But clearly it did not go over at all.”

4. 4 Other Women Came Forward With Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against Moore

Leigh Corfman Facebook page

Facebook/Cycle World of GadsdenLeigh Corfman pictured in July 2015.

Four other women came forward saying they had relationships with Moore decades ago in a story that was published by The Washington Post on November 9. One of the women, Leigh Corfman, said she was just 14-years old when Moore initiated a sexual encounter between the two.

In her story, Corfman said that Moore approached her when she was outside of a courtroom in Etowah County, Alabama. Moore was a 32-year-old assistant district attorney at the time, and Corfman claims she gave her phone number to him.

Corfman said that just a few days later, Moore picked her up from her house and they went to his home. On the first date, Corfman says the two kissed. Things escalated on the second, she claims. After Moore picked her up, she said he touched her over her bra and underwear. She added that Moore took her hand and put it over his underwear.

“I wasn’t ready for that,” she told The Post. “I had never put my hand on a man’s penis, much less an erect one.”

In addition, Corfman said Moore of gave her alcohol during that encounter, though the legal drinking age in Alabama at the time was 19.

“I wanted it over with — I wanted out,” she told the newspaper. “Please just get this over with. Whatever this is, just get it over.”

Corfman said that Moore took her home following the encounter, calling him “charming and smiley.”

Another woman, Gloria Thacker Deason, told The Post she entered a relationship with him when she was 18. Deason said that Moore would often pick her up for dates from the community college she attended or the jewelry store she worked at.

The two went out on numerous dates, she said, and drank alcohol although she was underage. Deason’s mother was strict and typically wouldn’t allow her to meet past 10:30 p.m., but because she thought highly of Moore, “she just felt like I would be safe with him,” Deason said in her account of their relationship.

Deason said the two dated off and on for “several months,” adding she took her to his home more than once. However, their physical relationship never got any further than kissing and hugging, she said.

5. Moore Has Threatened Lawsuit & Claims the Women Were Paid to Come Forward

kayla moore, roy moore wife

GettyRepublican candidate for the U.S. Senate in Alabama, Roy Moore and his wife Kayla greet supporters at an election-night rally on September 26 in Montgomery, Alabama.

Since the allegations came to light, Moore denied them, saying they were “fake news” and a “desperate attack” by Democrats trying to ruin his campaign ahead of the December 12 special Senate election.

“These allegations are completely false and are a desperate political attack by the National Democrat Party and the Washington Post on this campaign,” he said in a statement. “If any of these allegations were true, they would have been made public long before now.”

On November 12, Moore threatened to sue The Post over the allegations.

The Washington Post published another attack on my character and reputation because they are desperate to stop my political campaign,” he said during a campaign speech. “These attacks said I was with a minor child and are false and untrue — and for which they will be sued.”

The next day, hours before Nelson’s press conference, Moore’s wife, Kayla Moore, wrote in a lengthy post on her personal Facebook account that the Moore campaign is continuing to gather evidence which shows all of the accusers against her husband were paid to come forward.

“We knew something was coming, just did not know what next,” she wrote. “This is the same Gloria Allred that did the very exact same thing to Trump during his campaign. Going on two months now they’ve been on a witchhunt here in Etowah County and our state advertising people to step forward with accusations and we are gathering evidence of money being paid to people who would come forward.”

Politicians Telling Moore to Suspend his Campaign

Many prominent lawmakers have called for Moore to suspend his Senate campaign. On November 13, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell spoke out to media members, saying that he believes the accusers and that Moore should step aside from the Senate special election. But Moore’s campaign fired back at McConnell, tweeting that he’s the person who should “step aside.”

Other GOP lawmakers have had much of the same things as McConnell to say regarding Moore’s Senate campaign. Republican Sen. David Perdue of Georgia advised Moore to “step aside” if the allegations are true.

Among the most powerful statements came from Senator John McCain, who called the allegations “deeply disturbing and disqualifying.”

Trump has been asked about his opinion on the allegations against Moore and has largely sidestepped questions. White House Legislative Director Marc Short said on NBC’s Meet the Press that he expects Trump to “give the matter more attention” when he returns back to the United States following his trip through Asia.

“I think the president’s obviously on a very important trip, and when he returns I think we’ll have that conversation,” Short said. “If more evidence comes out that can prove that he did this, then sure, by all means he should be disqualified. But that’s a huge if.”

The National Republican Senate Committee announced it’s no longer raising money for Moore. It’s too late to replace Moore on the ballot, but some lawmakers, such as Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, have floated the idea of a write-in campaign — potentially by Strange.

NRSC Chairman Cory Gardner went further, saying that if Moore doesn’t withdraw and wins the election against Jones, the Senate “should vote to expel him.”



Wyneta levine



I’d like to know how she couldn’t get out of the car because the locks back then were manual. No child locks.


Amazing that they didn’t add that 12 women who knew Judge Roy Moore from that time said he was the perfect gentleman and never did any of those things, or that the mall owner has come forward and stated that Roy Moore was never banned from the mall.

Lauren Dever

Nelson is a phony and a fraud. She looks much too old to fit the profile of someone younger than Judge Moore, she looks like his mother! Why won’t she take a lie-detector test? This is the most blatant, hateful Democratic strategy that will backfire on the liberal Democratic radicals when Judge Moore is elected
I am ashamed of the RINO’s who are judging and crucifying this man without one shred of evidence. They have heard only the lies smearing Judge Moore and refuse to follow our law of “innocent until PROVEN guilty”. I hope the whole Republican leadership is thrown out of office. Shame on them all!
Oh, why not the outrage when members of Congress were given taxpayer dollars to payoff lawsuits against Congressmen who were sexual perverts and molestors? I want to know who my tax dollars covered up the sexual assault charges by sitting Congressmen. A little hypocritical when it comes to one of your own swamp bottom feeders which includes the lying and intellectually barren media.
The government, yes “we the people” are finally seeing the truth about Washington! Go get ’em Mr.President, clean out the swamp! Wow, it’s overflowing with pseudo-intellectuals who actually think they know it all! HOW SAD AND PATHETIC!
Go Alabama and vote for Judge Moore!!

Judyann Joyner RN

I believe time will reveal these woman are not who, or what, they claim to be.  Note, when this is supposed to have happened to Ms. Nelson, there was no such thing as, “kiddy locks,” on car doors.  Meaning, there is no way Judge Moore could have prevented her from simply unlocking her car door.  Have also heard several of these woman have removed their social media accounts because they had multiple, radical Leftist statements on them.

Look, if these things happened, Moore should not take office.  But that is a big IF… we ALL know there is no low, too low, for Democrats to fall achieving their ultimate, primary goal, to transform America into a single party, Marxist style of government.  Playing politics of destruction is the least of their crimes.

Judge Moore has been in the public spotlight for more than 40 years.  Suddenly, while the Left continues to suffer from extreme Trump Derangement Syndrome, have been driven insane by their losses, these victims come forward?

And if 40 years is no obstacle, then by all means, lets have a real look at William Clinton and the MANY, well documented cases of RAPE, assaults, pedophilia not to MENTION those poor souls who did not survive the threat of assertions about the Clintons … all victims of, “suicide.”   “Shot, six times, in the back, then hanged … worse cases of suicide ever.”  Have a look at story of the other White House intern, Mary “Caity” Mahoney, a girl who Monica Lewinsky spoke of by explaining why she went full blown, suddenly public with her story.  “I didn’t want to end up like Caity.”

Willie Stubbs

“Deason said the two dated off and on for “several months,” adding she took her to his home more than once. However, their physical relationship never got any further than kissing and hugging, she said.”
So the supposed rapist pedophile groper dates a woman for several months and never gets more physical than kissing and hugging. If that’s the man’s character with someone he’s dating, then the other accusations are totally unbelievable. And the woman who voted for Trump (even though he inactive voter card would have been updated had she actually voted) is supposed to be believed because she voted for Trump. The big difference between Trump and Moore is how staunchly Moore defends Christianity. It’s easy for some people to vote for a conservative candidate, even a non-GOP endorsed candidate and still hate God and anyone who lifts Him up. It’s a witchhunt alright, but Moore isn’t the witch and the hunt is on for more witches to come out of the broom closet and do that they learned from their daddy “the father of all liars” lie!

inquisitive me

CLASSMATES.COM 2009 Gadsden High School Class of 1979 reunion
Beverly Young and Leigh Corfman Same school same class same year 1979
I think they know each other. Leigh Corfman graduated 1979 when she claimed to be 14 years old.


She told her friends about the attempted rape but not the police? She has a boyfriend but is in a strangers car? But, she comes out of the swamp after 40 years and 4 weeks before an election? How much is she being paid? Hopefully, it’s not more than the cost of a the shovel used to dig her up from the swamp. True or false, I’m sick of women coming forth 10-40 years with their confessions. Enough already!!!!!

David Smith

Can anyone say Clarence Thomas and Anita Hill?

I’m not buying that any of these women never came forward for all the other offices Moore ran for, but are doing so now for the benefit of others. This is, as Clarence Thomas put it, a “High-Tech Lynching”.

Gangus Khan

Read that purported Yearbook signing and it seems Roy Moore was intimate enough with Beverly that he used the Word ‘Love’ and signed as if he was the Elected District Attorney there….. back then, when he didn’t even ever get elected to Public Office for 15yrs in 1992, as a then Assistant to DA’s Office. Reality is…. his position in the then REAL DA’s office was changing the toilet paper, shuffling papers about on his desk and pretending he was more than an gofer office boy….. as if he was important, like every other Law School Graduate only hired out of college in the proverbial local DA’s office. Truth is he wasn’t even a private practice REAL Lawyer yet! …….this is about as FAKE as all Trump’s accusers in the last minutes of the the Presidential Election brought by Notorious Nazi Feminist Leader….. Gloria Allred this time of course just like with President Trump!!!

Amazingly……. the way she tells the story she didn’t even know him outside of her beginner waitressing career and even had a boyfriend that apparently was a whole lot bigger than Moore and didn’t mind him attempting to supposedly grab his girl. And HOW DID ROY MOORE the barely assistant DA back then to the REAL ELECTED DA….. think he’d get away with signing anything as the DA??? Notice there isn’t even an ‘A’ before DA! …..and an assistant isn’t even allowed to be called a DA when all they do is office processing of DA cases at that stage of their careers.

Ironically…… we’re finding just like with the way WaPo runs these Anti-Conservative Republican Campaigns….. we’re finding out they either got nice cards with money stuffed in them or overstuffed Pre-Xmas Season Stockings. What’s wrong with Gloria or WaPo handing out Christmas Gifts early to their Best Liars??? lol…..


It certainly seems odd that this lady has no one to verify what she has said. It seems that her boyfriend would have noticed that she was extremely upset when he picked her up right after the incident, when my wife and I were dating as teenagers I was certainly aware of anything being off kilter with her. Why didn’t her mother notice anything and in those days which is my generation we would certainly think a young lady would have told all of her friends about it and yet not one has come forward to attest to any of this I smell some really large piles of BS in this allegation

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Ronald Nelson

Gloria Allred says it all … these uncorroborated accusations laid dormant for nearly 40 yrs and were never raised at the time or in any of Judge Moore’s former campaigns… These women and their alleged assaults are fake news PERIOD. It is obvious that the GOP leadership is fearful of being run out of DC… and don’t want the strong Christian conservatives like Judge Moore in the Senate… they fear exposure and loss of their power and cover. Judge Moore has been an independent moral voice in a wilderness full of immoral politicians… he is being attacked by those whose moral authority is in the sewer .. where these claims originated.


Women are too sensitive. They have no boundaries and then blame it on the guy. Guys are attracted to women and most hold back. It is natural for a guy to flirt sometimes or look. This may be a person who just wants to make him look bad. He maybe innocent. The left sometimes pays people to attack all who Trump appoints. God bless Moore!

Anne felippe

These women that come out sobbing about something that happened or didnt happen 40 years ago is really proof to me these are all invented. Nothing wrong with him going to the same restaurant and she pribably asked him to sign the book probably in awe of him. I can see her and her husband plotting that this is a good way to get a nice cash payment and all legal expenses paid. Has this allred won anything? She lost the cosby case, the trump case, why doesnt she go after bill clinton and jeffry epstein


So…. all these accusers remained silent for 40 years, never telling the story to anyone – and now we are supposed to just believe them?

The dates don’t really seem to match up, either. She is allegedly 56 now but this happened ‘just after’ her 16th birthday in 1977? This incident would have to happen AFTER he signed her yearbook, I would think (on 12-20-77). That really only gives a few days it could possibly have even happened – and it seems she would have been 17 (basing this on a vague claim of ‘just after’ her 16th B-day and an unlikelihood of her letting him sign a yearbook after this happened).

Sounds like she is making this up and using the yearbook entry to verify a non-existent claim that has a few holes in it.


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