Roy Moore Refutes Sexual Assault Claim With Statements By Former Restaurant Employees And Customers

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Over the last several weeks, accusations of sexual improprieties by Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore have led to calls for the judge to exit the race to fill the vacant seat left by Attorney Jeff Sessions. Others, meanwhile, have rushed to Moore’s defense – calling into question everything from the original Washington Post article, to accuser Beverly Young Nelson’s claim that Moore showered her in unwanted attention when she was 15, and sexually assaulted her when she was 16.

A now infamous yearbook entry, from December 1977, which Nelson claims is Moore’s has also come under scrutiny, with many pointing out that Moore’s last name, title, date, and location appear to have been added later – constituting a forgery if true.

Nelson’s attorney Gloria Allred refused to confirm the authenticity of the yearbook, and she won’t hand it over to handwriting experts unless a US Senate Committee agrees to conduct a hearing first. Considering that the Alabama special election is just over three weeks away.

Meanwhile Nelson’s stepson, Darrel Nelson, claims that his stepmother’s accusations are “one hundred percent a lie,” stating “I know for a fact that there is a lot that that woman does not tell the truth on,” Nelson claimed in an in-person interview with Breitbart News.  “Do I think that Beverly is trustworthy? No, I really don’t. Could I see her making it up? …The odds are in that favor.”

  

And now the latest – the Moore campaign has released a lengthy statement poking holes in Nelson’s claims 

Everything from Nelson’s age when she began working at the Olde Hickory House, to the restaurant’s hours, to the physical layout of the location Nelson says Moore assaulted her have been called into question – aided by the testimony of former Old Hickory House employee Rhonda Ledbetter, a waitress at Olde Hickory House for almost three years from 1977-1979, along with another former employee.

In addition, two former waitresses and two former customers say they never say Moore come into the restaurant, despite Nelson’s claim that he was there “almost every night.”

  • According to Ledbetter, Olde Hickory House required employees to be 16 years old. Nelson claims she was 15 when she started.
  • According to two former employees, the dumpsters were on the side of the building. Nelson claimed that they were in the back.
  • Olde Hickory House sat right off of the four-lane highway and had a wrap-around porch with lights all around it. Nelson claimed that the surroundings were “dark and isolated.”
  • Rhonda Ledbetter, who worked at Olde Hickory House for almost 3 years, states that the earliest it closed was at 11 p.m. but she believes it was open until midnight. She is certain it did not close at 10:00 because Goodyear was next door, and employees came to eat when their shift ended at 10 p.m. Nelson claims her story occurred after the restaurant closed at 10 p.m.
  • It is unlikely that there was an entrance from the back of the parking lot, which Nelson claimed existed. Multiple sources have claimed that everyone parked on the sides of the building because there wasn’t much room behind the restaurant, according to Rhonda not enough room to turn around. Renee Schivera stated that a neighborhood backed up to the parking lot and it was adjacent to the backyards of people’s houses, so she did not see how there would have been a back entrance as it would have gone through someone’s yard.
  • Nelson claimed that Judge Roy Moore came in almost every night and sat at the counter, but former employees state that customers at the counter were served by the bartender or short order cook – not served by the waitresses and had no reason to interact with the wait staff. Additionally, two former waitresses and two former patrons state they never saw Judge Moore come into the restaurant. 

Read the full statement below: 

GADSDEN, Ala. – On Monday evening, the Moore Campaign unveiled statements from key witnesses that completely bust the story of Beverly Nelson and Gloria Allred and further reveal an unconscionable bias on the part of state and national press to hide the truth from Alabama voters who will undoubtedly see through the “fake news” and elect Judge Moore for the man that they have always known him to be.

  • According to a former waitress, Olde Hickory House required employees to be 16 years old. Nelson claims she was 15 when she started.
  • According to two former employees, the dumpsters were on the side of the building. Nelson claimed that they were in the back.
  • Olde Hickory House sat right off of the four-lane highway and had a wrap-around porch with lights all around it. Nelson claimed that the surroundings were “dark and isolated.”
  • Rhonda Ledbetter, who worked at Olde Hickory House for almost 3 years, states that the earliest it closed was at 11 p.m. but she believes it was open until midnight. She is certain it did not close at 10:00 because Goodyear was next door, and employees came to eat when their shift ended at 10 p.m. Nelson claims her story occurred after the restaurant closed at 10 p.m.
  • It is unlikely that there was an entrance from the back of the parking lot, which Nelson claimed existed. Multiple sources have claimed that everyone parked on the sides of the building because there wasn’t much room behind the restaurant, according to Rhonda not enough room to turn around. Renee Schivera stated that a neighborhood backed up to the parking lot and it was adjacent to the backyards of people’s houses, so she did not see how there would have been a back entrance as it would have gone through someone’s yard.
  • Nelson claimed that Judge Roy Moore came in almost every night and sat at the counter, but former employees state that customers at the counter were served by the bartender or short order cook – not served by the waitresses and had no reason to interact with the wait staff. Additionally, two former waitresses and two former patrons state they never saw Judge Moore come into the restaurant.
  • These witnesses have shared their testimony with multiple news outlets. The outlets have failed to report.

Rhonda Ledbetter, a retired public school teacher who is currently the senior choir director at a Baptist church and teaches children at a local, church-sponsored day care center, was a waitress at Olde Hickory House for almost three years from 1977-1979. She was a college student at Jacksonville State University at the time and worked varying shifts at different times of day, multiple days a week during the time of her employment. She said in a statement: “When I heard Beverly Nelson’s story, there were several details that were different from what I remember. I was nervous at coming forward because of all the attention this story has gotten, but as a moral and ethical person I had to speak up about what I know to be true. I was a waitress at Olde Hickory for almost three years from 1977-1979, and I never saw Roy Moore come in to the restaurant. Not one time. And I would have noticed because most of our customers weren’t wearing suits, especially not at night. Many customers worked at Goodyear next door and would stop in on their way to and from work, and I don’t remember anyone from the courthouse coming in at all. That just wasn’t our crowd.

“A few things stuck out to me. First, Nelson said she was 15 years old when she started working there but you had to be 16. I don’t remember her from my time there, and I don’t remember any 15 year olds working there at all.

“Second, Nelson said the restaurant closed at 10 p.m. but I know the earliest it closed was 11, though I believe it was midnight. I’m certain of that because Goodyear employees came in to eat after their shift ended at 10:00 p.m., so there’s no way we would have closed at that time.

“Third, the area wasn’t dark and isolated as she described. Rather, the building was right off the busy four-lane highway and people and cars were always around. The restaurant had a wrap-around porch, like the ones at Cracker Barrel restaurants, and there were lights all around the sides of the building. So it wasn’t dark and anyone in the parking lot was visible from the road.

“Fourth, the dumpsters were to the side of the building, not around back and there sure wasn’t room to park in between the building and the dumpsters. People from the kitchen would take trash out of the side door and throw it right into the dumpsters. We were always told to park on the side of the building, because there just wasn’t much room behind it. I don’t remember there being an exit from the back of the parking lot, there would barely have been enough room to turn a car around.

“I came forward because from what I’ve seen, the media is only interested in reporting one side of this story. In fact, Dixon Hayes from WRBC in Birmingham asked for former employees to contact him but never responded when I told him I never saw Roy Moore come into Olde Hickory House during the three years I worked for. Two other news outlets in the state asked to interview me and I agreed, but neither one has aired my interview and I have to wonder why they don’t think the people of Alabama deserve to hear anything that counteracts the accusations against Judge Moore. It’s not for me to say whether or not something happened, I can only tell the truth about factual details that I know for sure. I think all Alabamians deserve to have all of the facts so they can decide for themselves what the truth is. Despite what the national media and people in DC might say, Alabama voters are intelligent and have common sense. We don’t need anyone to tell us how to vote or to explain to us what really happened. We will make that decision and I just wanted to do my part in sharing the truth on some of these important facts. I, like all Alabama voters, want any and all information that can shed light on the truth.”

Johnny Belyeu, Sr. is a former police officer with over two decades of experience with the Etowah County Sheriff’s Department and the Gadsden Police Department. He said in a statement, “I was an officer with the Etowah County Sheriff’s Department in the 1970s which means I worked in the courthouse and knew who Roy Moore was since he was the Deputy District Attorney at the time. I was a regular customer at Olde Hickory House, and I never once saw Judge Moore come in there. If he had I would have immediately recognized him. I also never met Beverly Nelson during any of the many times I frequented the restaurant, and I can’t say that she even worked there.”

Renee Schivera of Huntsville, Alabama stated, “I was a waitress at the Olde Hickory House during the summer of 1977, before my senior year of high school. When I heard Beverly Nelson’s story the first thing that stuck out to me was that I don’t remember Roy Moore ever coming into the restaurant. I also don’t remember her working there. The other thing that struck me as odd is that from my best recollection, the dumpsters were to the side of the building. I just know they were visible from the road, and not back behind the building. But the main thing is that if someone came in almost every night we knew who there were, and I never saw Roy Moore there. As a Christian woman, I wouldn’t lie for anyone and I am only sharing what I know because it’s the truth.”

“The days of unbiased reporting are over,” Moore Campaign strategist, Brett Doster said. “The liberal media will dodge any source and refuse to air any interview that doesn’t square with their effort to land a liberal Democrat in the senate seat. The Moore Campaign is committed to presenting factual truth to the people of Alabama and looks forward to victory on December 12.”

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MoreFreedom's picture

I don't like Moore, mainly because of how he uses the chairty he controls, for his personal benefit (just like the Clintons). Still, I'd bet most all these Moore accusations were made up.  And whlie I think his looking for a teenage wife while he was over 30 years old is creepy (and married a 24 year old when he was 38), it was legal and not uncommon at that time and place.  

shovelhead's picture

The DNC are doubling down in their lies.

It's all they got.

I can't wait for the Awan/ DWS crime cartel to hit the courts.

Treason executions will be fun.

LoveTruth's picture

The media is interested in the destruction of the average straight white man. Haven't you noticed that already?

StreetObserver's picture

"Straight"?

Why are you using *their* terminology to describe yourself?

You are a *Normal* White Man.The alternative is "homosexual".

Once they control the words, they then control the thoughts, unless people think in pictures. 

 

GotAFriendInBen's picture

This "stepson"  is a red blooded Alabamian

Dumb as a bag of dirt

This is why Moore and Trump have so much support

America is allowing too much inbreeding. Ignornance growing like mold

StreetObserver's picture

"Ignornance growing like mold"

Says the guy identifying with Mr. T.

numapepi's picture

Thank you for telling us that you are a bigoted, hate filled Marxist.

I will note it for future reference.

curbjob's picture

It's the culmination of the war on intelligence. 

The dumb fucks are running things now, I suggest you get used to it. 

 

Exhibit A would be a review of the comments on ZH over the last decade.

 

SRV's picture

The Trump Derangement Victims are getting desperate... poor babies 

curbjob's picture

Upvoted for content.

 

Smartest thing you've said 

NoWayJose's picture

Roy has to get this out - a few conservative web sites will not be enough. Rallies, interviews, ads - subpoena the yearbook. Hammer them every day!

hardmedicine's picture

I predict Roy Moore will win big in Alabama.  I have faith, that finally, after all these years, people are finally awake enough to know that every single thing coming out of MSM is a total lie.  Including FAKE POLLS.

The establishment is shitting bricks like that man behind the curtain........... oh no!!  The show is over, the emperor does NOT have on any clothes! The sleeper has AWAKENED!

curbjob's picture

 

"I predict Roy Moore will win big in Alabama"

 

Do you live in Alabama  ?

I predict Moore will lose by a large margin and not because of these accusations. 

Drive around the suburbs of Birmingham,  Huntsville,  Montgomery,  Mobile  .. I've never seen so many yard signs and they're all for Jones.

What's interesting is that many are in yards that previously had Trump signs.

These allegations aside, Moore is an embarrassment to a state that's trying to encourage  science and technology companies to move here.

hardmedicine's picture

ok, I'm sorry, I don't seem to know you curbjob

can you please enumerate why Roy Moore is an embarrassment to science and technology companies moving to your state.  Is it because science and technology companies are run by gay liberals, or atheists? 

Just wanted to get further insight into your thoughts on this.

 

 

curbjob's picture

Nope.

Run by people who know the planet isn't 6000 years old and jeebers didn't pet dinosaurs like Roy petted children. 

 

iopiopiop's picture

If I was a Democrat in Alabama and never had a chnace in any election recently I would be excited to out up a yard sign and think this is the moment I help steal a seat for the Democrats. Yard signs are a level of enthusiam but don't represent any more votes. You can think this is a sign that Republican voters are putting up Jones sign but it is a fantasy. You see a lot of Bernire sign here in Minneapolis but it doesn't mean that it is a socialist state.

curbjob's picture

First time in my 30 years of being eligible to vote that I'm voting for a democrat. 

You won't have to wait long to thank Steve Bannon.

curbjob's picture
Don't believe Roy Moore's accusers? Then listen to Moore

 

But I urge those folks who still don't believe to listen to the words.

But not hers. Or hers. Or theirs.

Listen to his.

Specifically Moore's account of how he met his now-wife, Kayla Moore.

First, read his book. In it, Moore describes how he met his wife at a Christmas party hosted by friends. He would have been 37. She was 23.

"Many years before, I had attended a dance recital at Gadsden State Junior College," Moore wrote. "I remembered one of the special dances performed by a young woman whose first and last names began with the letter 'K.' It was something I had never forgotten. Could that young woman have been Kayla Kisor?"

Moore later determined that it was.

"Long afterward, I would learn that Kayla had, in fact, performed a special dance routine at Gadsden State years before," he wrote.

Take a second to think about what's being said here. Moore first took notice of Kayla at a dance recital?

Perhaps you're wondering what "many years" means, and I wondered that too. Luckily, Moore again has cleared that up for us.

In an interview Moore gave earlier this year, he gave a similar account, but for one detail.

"It was, oh gosh, eight years later, or something, I met her," Moore said. "And when she told me her name, I remembered 'K. K.,' and I said, 'Haven't I met you before?'"

It's a simple matter of subtraction. When Roy Moore first took notice of Kayla she would have been as young as 15.

http://www.al.com/opinion/index.ssf/2017/11/you_dont_have_to_believe_the...

SRV's picture

You don't live in Alabama do you... many Islamic refugees you slobber all over each other to give our tax dollars to owuld marry that dabce the next day... and maybe her younger sister as well!

Is attending a dance recital now on the snowflake list of crimes now.

But no issues with 3 liberal TV stations interviewing witnesses but refusing to air them when they don't fit the aganda... they should all be shut down immediately!

curbjob's picture

 

"You don't live in Alabama do you."


Yes I do.

Mobile to be exact. 

Now how about refuting my post with facts ?

NickPeeMe's picture

Republicans would rather have a pedophile senator than a democrat. Given the same evidence or less Hillary would be stone cold guilty, and most of you retards think she is a pedophile despite less than zero evidence.  If Moore really wants this senate seat he should cut his balls of on live TV thus curing himself of this horrible affliction and let him serve then.

 

shovelhead's picture

I'd rather cut your balls off. Beta pajama gay boys like you don't need them anyway.

Fred C Dobbs's picture

You are waisting your time here. 

DjangoCat's picture

Thought I told you to fuck off Nick.  Seems every time you put words to screen, you fuck it up.  Just stupid, I guess.

curbjob's picture

Confused ? Your problems arise when you try "thought"

curbjob's picture

Roy Moore is that you ?

 

 

edit; on reflection, Mr Moore couldn't possibly display such brilliance. 

Bendromeda Strain's picture

Which one hangs around with Podesta?

Wise Gold's picture

DON"T DO DRUGS!  It will make you delusional.  
Am ' too late?

mtanimal's picture

The real story is here for even the most ignorant to see (except you, I guess) - that the Republican party is a bunch of traitors and would rather have Hillary Clinton and her pedos in power instead of an outsider.

jofg899's picture

Sorry - there is WAY more evidence of Hill's crimes....yet nothing has happened to her.  And the "evidence" against Moore - at least against this one accurser - appears to be very much in doubt (did you even read what was published above??)

 

Oh - and you may want to look up the definition of pedophile.....

Cloud9.5's picture

I dealt with a number of pedophiles when I worked as a classification specialists for the Florida Department of Corrections.  As I read their presentence investigations, one thing became abundantly clear.  Leopards do not change their spots.  These people had a fixation on kids that could not be shaken.  If Moore was a pedophile, there would be a series of incidents leading right up and into the present.  A specific look turns them on.  When I looked at photographs of the victims, these children could have all be siblings.  These guys are serial offenders. They are trapped by what arouses them.  Did he touch some girl 40 years ago?  I don’t know.  Can you prove that he did it?  No, not unless he confesses.  Can you prove that he did not do it?  No, not unless these women retract their statements.

So, what are we left with?  We are left with an unprovable allegation.  Is there any evidence that these allegations are politically motivated? Yes there is.   So, we are now entering a new paradigm where an unprovable allegation is all that is necessary to destroy a man’s political career. This is the very essence of a witch hunt where a mere allegation that cannot be proven is sufficient to destroy a person.   Witch hunts run on emotion.  They are devoid of reason and many innocent people are destroyed.

 

Moore may be finished politically.   If so, the character assassinators will have a momentary win.  It is time to go back and reread the Crucible.  Witch hunts burn out in time.  They destroy a lot of lives, but the witch hunters do not escape unscathed.  In time, they and their institutions become objects of ridicule.

JB Say's picture

Leftists run on emotion. They are devoid of reasom and enjoy destroying people.

fattail's picture

Did he troll for high school girls at the mall when he was in his mid thirties?  If he did this legal activity, he still is a loser, and does not deserve to be elected. 

SummerSausage's picture

No. He didn't.

But Bill Clinton raped women.  

Handful of Dust's picture

There's zero doubt in my mind Moore is innocent of these false claims. Her claim just "coincidently" came out when Washington Compost offered a reward?!

 

 

TeamDepends's picture

Her memory was a little short of cash.

NickPeeMe's picture

It is ok if Moore is a pedophile as long as he isn't a democrat. In fact we republicans love Pedophiles. I mean really really Love them:)

MaxThrust's picture

No Nick, you're wrong, if Moore is guilty hang him high but first the facts have to fit the accusations.

These alllegations have surfaced so close to the election for the senate which casts serious doubt ?

Had they happened two months ago, I may have believed them.

NickPeeMe's picture

In that case Franken must be innocent because the timing is inconvenient for me. I get it Trumptard logic.

LyLo's picture

Franken admitted to it and apologized though...

Ethelred the Unready's picture

Did he admit to writing those "stupid skits" where he repeatedly got to deep tongue the young lady?  The picture was a nothing burger compared to Tongue-gate.  

Abaco's picture

Hey shithead.  There are photographs of Franken assualting the woman.  He admitted to doing it.Even a retard like you ought to be able to tell the difference between that and a sudden allegation about behaviour 40 years ago, that were levelled for the first time in the middle of an important political campaign, and for whichi not a single alleged "fact" has been proven.

jeff montanye's picture

i think nick needs to go back to troll school for a little brush up on realism.

Demologos's picture

Troll school = troll farm = Langley

Umh's picture

Especially the part where he calls himself a Republican.