Two more accusers of sexual misconduct came forward tonight against Alabama Republican Senate race candidate Roy Moore. Al.com reports late Wednesday that Tina Johnson alleged that in the fall of 1999 (when Moore was married) she sat in Moore's law office with her mother Mary Katherine Cofield.
Moore began flirting with her from the moment she walked into Moore's office, alleged Johnson.
"He kept commenting on my looks, telling me how pretty I was, how nice I looked," recalled Johnson. "He was saying that my eyes were beautiful."
It made her uncomfortable. "I was thinking, can we hurry up and get out of here?"
Johnson was in a difficult period of her life, and in the process of signing over custody of her son to her mother. As she left the office, Johnson recalled that Moore grabbed her buttocks.
"He didn't pinch it; he grabbed it," said Johnson. She was so surprised she didn't say anything. She didn't tell her mother.
AL.com located the court documents from 1991, detailing the custody transfer.
"This is not a politics thing with me," she said. "It's more of a moral and religious thing." It has bothered her over the years to see Moore on TV, talking about his Christian faith.
Like so many of the other accusers, Johnson said that the other women have given her courage to confront Moore.
The seventh woman Kelly Harrison said that in 1982 she was a high school senior, 17 and working at a Red Lobster restaurant in Gadsden. Harrison recognized him, and when Moore asked her out, she asked him "I just kind of said, 'Do you know how old I am?'"
"And he said, 'Yeah. I go out with girls your age all the time.'"
Thorp said she turned him down, telling him she had a boyfriend, prompting Moore to walk away.
She knows one of Moore's accusers, Leigh Corfman, who told The Washington Post that Moore had a sexual encounter with her when she was 14. Thorp believes Corfman's story about her underage, sexual molestation experience with Moore, saying she is proud of her for telling it publicly.
Moore Team's Rebuttal To #5 Accuser Beverly Young Nelson
Ray Moore says Old Hickory Restaurant didn't exist as accuser Beverly Young Nelson alleged on Monday, saying that this is where she met Moore, but AL.com found it listed in 1978 directory. The Moore team also claims that the signature on Nelson's yearbook isn't his.
I'd be surprised if Gloria Allred didn't have the yearbook signature checked out before the press conference, but we'll see. Plus. Moore says the signature can't be evaluated over the Internet and is demanding the yearbook go to a neutral third party. I agree age of ink would be interesting. I don't see any big discrepancies in the handwriting, but what do I know. I noted myself the DA vs. assistant DA, which Moore was. But again, Allred had to notice that discrepancy, too. I just attributed the discrepancy to Moore's desire to impress the young women.
Josh Barro of Business Insider tweeted a comparison between the 1977 yearbook matches Moore's signature on his US Term Limits pledge this year.
Moore was Nelson's divorce judge and she saw him again, says his team. The lawyer indicated that the accuser said that she had not seen Moore again, but reading the New York Times transcript of her exact words, Nelson never referenced not seeing Moore again.