Fox News, Breitbart Caught Lying About Roy Moore Accuser By Claiming Yearbook ‘Forgery’
Fox News has issued a correction on a report that initially said a woman accusing Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexual assault had “forged his entry in her yearbook.”
Beverly Young Nelson has accused Moore of sexually assaulting her nearly 40 years ago when she was 16 years old.
She told Tom Llamas, of ABC News, in a Friday interview that she made notes underneath Moore’s entry.
“Beverly, he signed your yearbook?” Llamas asked.
“He did sign it,” Nelson replied.
“And you made some notes underneath?” Llamas followed.
“Yes,” she confirmed.
That was enough for Fox News to fire off a report claiming that Nelson had forged Roy’s signature.
A tweet on the official Fox News Twitter account had read, “BREAKING NEWS: Roy Moore accuser admits she forged part of yearbook inscription attributed to Alabama Senate candidate.”
The tweet was deleted after Fox updated the story with a note at the bottom of the piece while removing any references to “forgery” in it.
“An update to this story reflects that Beverly Young Nelson admits writing what ABC News characterized as ‘notes’ beneath what she says is Roy Moore’s signature and that the only notes below the signature are the date and location.
“Furthermore, the headline on the story now specifies that Nelson admits to writing part of the inscription herself, rather than forging part of it.”
Breitbart News also called the additions a forgery but has not updated its lead story.
“Bombshell: Roy Moore Accuser Beverly Nelson Admits She Forged Yearbook,” reads the headline.
Moore is accused of sexual misconduct and assault by multiple women, including one who was 14 years old when she says she had a sexual encounter with Moore, who was 32.