Roy Moore’s Disingenuous Defense

Moore then attempted to cast doubt on the “false allegations” against him in a few different ways. Regarding Nelson, Moore referenced the accuser’s divorce, for which he was the presiding judge. Nelson, Moore wrote, “was party to a divorce action before me in Etowah County Circuit Court in 1999. No motion was made for me to recuse.” Moore went on to wonder at the notion that this “apparently caused her no distress at a time that was 18 years closer to the alleged assault,” while now, “talking before the cameras about the supposed assault, she seemingly could not contain her emotions.”

.. the attorney insisted, Moore’s claims in the open letter are “completely disingenuous.” Nelson, this attorney told me, “was never before Moore,” since the divorce was not litigated. Rather, as court documents show, the divorce was filed, continued, and then dismissed.

Roy Moore’s Campaign Pushes Back at Accuser

a lawyer for Mr. Moore’s campaign, Phillip L. Jauregui, suggested that Beverly Young Nelson had lied when she said she had no contact with Mr. Moore after the alleged assault.

.. He also suggested that a purported message from Mr. Moore to Ms. Nelson in a yearbook may have been a forgery, and he demanded that Ms. Nelson and her lawyer, Gloria Allred, allow the yearbook to be studied.

“Release the yearbook,” he said.