- The Washington Times - Friday, December 8, 2017

One of the women accusing Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexual misconduct when he was a prosecutor and she was a teen admitted to fabricating part of the evidence she’s provided to back her story, ABC News reported Friday.

Beverly Young Nelson had offered her yearbook up as proof she and Mr. Moore interacted decades ago, but on Friday she admitted to adding to the signature in her yearbook.

Ms. Nelson said she only added the date and place, stressing Mr. Moore still signed her yearbook.

“He did sign it,” Ms. Nelson told ABC News.

Gloria Allred, Ms. Nelson’s lawyer, said at a news conference Friday that she had forensic document expert Arthur Anthony analyze the signature and confirm it is Mr. Moore’s writing.

Members of Mr. Moore’s campaign called on Ms. Allred to release the yearbook at a press event Friday afternoon. They want to have the yearbook examined  and test the ink to see if it was written when Ms. Nelson claims or more recently.

Mr. Moore emphasized his accuser’s inconsistencies in a tweet Friday:

Several women have alleged Mr. Moore pursued them when he was a prosecutor during the 1970s, and they were in their young teens.

Mr. Moore is running against Democratic candidate Doug Jones in a special election on Dec. 12 to fill the Senate seat left vacant by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

The Real Clear Politics average of polls has Mr. Moore leading the race by 2.3 points.

• Sally Persons can be reached at spersons@washingtontimes.com.

• Alex Swoyer can be reached at aswoyer@washingtontimes.com.

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