Dec 8, 2017

Moore's accuser wrote the date & location under the yearbook note

The note written by Roy Moore in Beverly Young Nelson's yearbook.

The note written by Roy Moore in Beverly Nelson's yearbook. Photo: Richard Drew / AP

Beverly Young Nelson, who has accused Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexually harassing her when she was 14 years old, told ABC News on Friday that she had written the date and location under Moore's infamous note and signature in her year book.

Why it matters: It wouldn't, except that the Moore campaign as well as several right-wing news outlets, including Fox News, are spinning the detail to insinuate that Nelson forged Moore's note to cast doubt on her story. Fox News tweeted Friday, "BREAKING NEWS: Roy Moore accuser admits she forged part of yearbook inscription attributed to Alabama senate candidate"

Update: Fox News has since deleted their tweet and updated their headline and story to more accurately reflect Nelson's admission.

Above is the photo of the note Moore wrote in Nelson's yearbook. Circled is the part of the note Nelson has claimed to have written herself.

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