Roy Moore Accuser Shares New Evidence Of Relationship When She Was 17 And He Was 34
A woman who said GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore had repeated sexual encounters with her when she was 17 and he was 34 has presented new evidence of their relationship, according to The Washington Post.
Debbie Gibson, now 54, was one of the first women to accuse Moore in an explosive piece in The Washington Post in which four women said Moore pursued them as teenagers, including one who said Moore touched her sexually when she was 14 and he was 32.
The post reported that while Gibson, now 54, was retrieving Christmas decorations from her attic, she came across a high school scrapbook that contained a graduation card from Moore.
“Happy graduation Debbie,” the card reads. “I wanted to give you this card myself. I know that you’ll be a success in anything you do. Roy.”
The card is similar to evidence presented by another accuser, Beverly Young Nelson, who accused Moore of sexually assaulting her when she was 16. Nelson presented a signature from Moore in her high school yearbook as evidence.
Gibson told the newspaper that she remembered receiving the card and writing below it that Moore “seriously believes” in her.
“Roy Moore inspires me because he is such a successful man himself,” she wrote. “Also, he is about the only person I know of who seriously believes in me. I appreciate that. He’s got to be one of the nicest people I know.”
She said the scrapbook contained other evidence of the relationship, including an account of their first date in 1981.
“Wednesday night, 3-4-81,” she wrote on a page titled “The Best Times.” “Roy S. Moore and I went out for the first time. We went out to eat at Catfish Cabin in Albertville. I had a great time.”
Gibson is one of nine women who have said that Moore dated or pursued them as teenagers. The accusations against him have roiled the upcoming Alabama Senate race, with several GOP lawmakers calling for him to step down, and others saying that the people of Alabama should decide on Dec. 12 whether they still support him.
President Trump threw his full support behind Moore with a phone call Monday from Air Force One, saying, “Go get ‘em, Roy.”
The president tweeted Monday morning, “Democrats refusal to give even one vote for massive Tax Cuts is why we need Republican Roy Moore to win in Alabama.”
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