When sexual misconduct accusations against Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore first came out, the lawmaker said he only remembered two of the women before claiming, in an apparent self-contradiction, that, “I do not know any of these women.”
Now, one of the accusers is offering new proof.
Debbie Wesson Gibson, a 54-year-old woman who says she dated Roy Moore when she was 17 and he was 34, found a note attributed to him in her high school scrapbook, according to a new report by the Washington Post published Monday,
“Happy graduation Debbie,”the note read. “I wanted to give you this card myself. I know that you’ll be a success in anything you do. Roy.”
Also in Gibson’s scrapbook, which she said she recently found in her attic, was a note about her and Moore’s first date in Albertville, Alabama, as well as a list of graduation gifts she had received, which included “$10, card” from Moore, according to the Post.
Not only does the evidence contradict Moore’s claims he didn’t know of the women who accused him, but it also undermines his claim that his signature in another one of his accuser’s graduation yearbook’s is a forgery.
That accuser, Beverly Young Nelson came forward in a teary press conference alongside Gloria Allred, claiming Moore had allegedly groped her and forced her hand on his crotch when she was 16. She held up her graduation yearbook so the public could see his signature.
They appear similar.
“He called me a liar,” Gibson told the Washington Post. “Roy Moore made an egregious mistake to attack that one thing — my integrity.”
The Alabama Senate special election is coming up on Dec. 12, and though high-profile Republicans have urged Moore to drop out, President Trump took the additional step of endorsing Moore on Monday.
“Democrats refusal to give even one vote for massive Tax Cuts is why we need Republican Roy Moore to win in Alabama,” Trump tweeted. “We need his vote on stopping crime, illegal immigration, Border Wall, Military, Pro Life, V.A., Judges 2nd Amendment and more.”
Moore also tweeted about their conversation.
The race is neck and neck, according to a Washington Post—Schar School poll published Saturday.