Roy Moore 'Didn't Pinch It; He Grabbed It'

New accuser says Moore groped her in his office
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 15, 2017 6:15 PM CST
New Accuser Says Roy Moore Groped Her in His Office
Former Alabama Chief Justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore speaks at a revival, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, in Jackson, Ala.   (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Roy Moore is now facing accusations from a sixth woman, who says the Alabama senate candidate groped her while she was in his law office in 1991. reports Tina Johnson was 28 when she went to Moore's office—he was an attorney at the time—to sign over custody of her 12-year-old son to her mother, who was with her. Johnson says she was uncomfortable during the meeting, with Moore flirting with her, "commenting on my looks," and asking if her two young daughters were as good looking as her. As she and her mother were leaving, Johnson says Moore grabbed her buttocks. "He didn't pinch it; he grabbed it," she says. The incident would be the most recent of the accusations against Moore and the only to occur after he was married.

Johnson says she isn't political but is bothered by Moore talking about being a Christian on TV after what he did to her. As for why she came forward now: "I want people to know that it's OK to finally say something." Meanwhile, Moore's attorney, Phillip Jauregui, is demanding a handwriting expert be given access to the high-school yearbook another accuser says Moore signed while pursuing a sexual relationship with her when she was 16. “Release the yearbook so that we can determine is it genuine, or is it a fraud,” Fox News quotes Jauregui as saying during a press conference Wednesday. CNN reports a different Moore lawyer, Trenton Garmon, was called out Wednesday during an interview on MSNBC when he said host Ali Velshi's "background" would help him understand Moore's behavior when it came to dating younger women. Velshi is from Canada. (More Roy Moore stories.)

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