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Roy Moore in trouble again

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New York: A fifth woman has accused Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexual misconduct, claiming he assaulted her when she was a teenager, as the evangelical conservative came under mounting party pressure to quit the Alabama election.

Moore denies any wrongdoing, calling the allegations “absolutely false.” But Beverly Young Nelson claimed the now 70-year-old sexually assaulted her when she was a 16-year-old waitress and he was a county district attorney around January 1978.

Nelson said she was motivated to speak out after four other women told The Washington Post that Moore also pursued them in their teens.