Alabama senatorial candidate Judge Roy Moore has suffered a barrage of attacks from Democrats, including sexual assault accusations. On Monday, Beverly Young Nelson, 56, claimed Moore assaulted her when she was 16-years-old.
Beverly Young Nelson’s stepson, Darrel Nelson, posted a video on Facebook yesterday to tell America what he thinks of his stepmother’s claims.
“I’ve known the woman, she married my father many, many years ago. I’ve known her for a while now, and I truly do not believe that she’s being honest about this,” he said.
Darrel said he did not think his stepmother was telling the truth and wanted to set the record straight when he found out what she was doing.
“I don’t believe it,” he said about the accusations.
“I do believe you’re innocent,” he said to Moore, adding that he believed Beverly was “lying through her teeth.”
Darrel questioned the timing of his stepmother’s allegations, explaining that she had been in his family for a long time and this was the first time he had ever heard this story about Moore. Acknowledging that he would probably get “some backlash” from his family, Darrel said he didn’t mind if it meant helping to clear Moore’s reputation.
Darrel also said that he stood behind Moore “100 percent” and would do anything he could to help the judge.
If Darrel Nelson is who he said he is, then his testimony could be damaging to Beverly Nelson and her story. Nelson is one of the several women to make claims that Moore was sexually inappropriate with them.
As it stands now, none of these allegations have been proved, and Moore has denied all of them. It wouldn’t be far-fetched to think that these allegations are an attempt to slander Moore’s reputation just before the special Senate election on Dec. 12 to fill current Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ vacant seat.
Democrats have been known to play dirty before. Nevertheless, Moore will need to work hard to stop these allegations from hijacking his campaign.