Gloria Allred, who represents the woman making the most serious allegation against Roy Moore, now says she had not asked her client if she saw him sign her yearbook. Beverly Young Nelson accused the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate of sexually assaulting her when she was a 16 year-old waitress in Alabama.
Phillip L. Jauregui, attorney for Judge Roy Moore, called on Gloria Allred to subject the yearbook brought forward by an accuser to handwriting analysis. Allred refused to produce the yearbook for independent analysis unless a Senate hearing is involved.
On MSNBC’s “MTP Daily,” Allred collapsed.
“You know, I don’t — I haven’t asked her if she saw him, but we did describe what happened that evening in question,” she admitted. “What she alleges was that she put it on the counter; that I think she asked to sign — or that he did sign it. That’s all.”
For the record, Senate hearings are not forums for fact-finding exercises. They’re political charades where an independent analysis could never take place. Ms. Nelson claimed that Judge Moore offered to write a note in her yearbook, which she accepted.
The inscription in the yearbook reads “Roy Moore D.A,” which was purported to stand for “District Attorney.” Others have pointed out and, Mr. Jauregui further stated, that the judge at the time was a D.D.A., not a DA. They also made the stunning claim that the “D.A.” matches initials on the divorce records for “Delbra Adams,” who was Judge Moore’s assistant at the time.
“Judge Moore says he can’t remember ever signing his name with DA after it. But he had seen it before. You know where he had seen it?” Mr. Jauregui asked. “When he was on the bench, his assistant whose initials are capital D. A. Delbra Adams would stamp his signature on a document and put capital D. A.”
“That’s exactly how this signature appears on the divorce decree that Judge Moore signed dismissing the divorce action of Beverly Nelson.”
He also noted how the inscription clearly appears to be written in two different color inks.
TUR: Does your client, Beverly Young Nelson, remember him signing it?
ALLRED: She remembers — well, she remembers being with him. It was on the counter. She alleges that he took it, that he signed it and she was thrilled that he had signed it, because, as far as she knew, he was a D.A. and that was an important position.
TUR: So she saw him sign it?
ALLRED: I don’t believe at the time she had a clue whether he was an assistant D.A. or a D.A., but he signed it, she took it. As far as she knows, I mean, there’s no reason for her to think it’s anybody’s but his signature.
TUR: But did she see him sign it?
ALLRED: You know, I don’t — I haven’t asked her if she saw him, but we did describe what happened that evening in question. What she alleges was that she put it on the counter; that I think she asked to sign — or that he did sign it. That’s all.
TUR: I ask this, because it seems you’re not 100% sure that it is his signature, and if you’re not 100% sure that it is his signature, why would you show it at a press conference?
ALLRED: Well, why would — you know, why does anybody doubt that it is his signature?