A meticulously researched Post story last week based on interviews with more than 30 persons included on-the-record allegations that Moore initiated a relationship with and sexually assaulted a 14-year-old girl when he was 32.
Nelson contacted attorney Gloria Allred - known by San Diegans to have represented an accuser of former mayor Bob Filner - to represent her. Allred and Nelson also showed up to the press conference with a yearbook she says was signed by Moore. She alleges that he told her at the time: "You're just a child and I am the district attorney ... and if you tell anyone about this, no one will ever believe you".
Through a spokesman, Moore dismissed the allegation. I tried fighting him off, while yelling at him to stop, but instead of stopping he began squeezing my neck attempting to force my head into his crotch.
"I though that he was going to rape me". She said he groped her, then squeezed her neck.
Moore, too, has tried to raise money from the controversy, writing in a fundraising pitch that the "vicious and sleazy attacks against me are growing more vicious by the minute".
She continued: "He finally allowed me to open the vehicle door and I either fell out or he pushed me out". I was twisting and struggling and begging him to stop. McConnell was also asked whether he believed the allegations by Corfman and the three other women.
Another woman has come forward to accuse Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexual misconduct. But Moore could well ignore it since he has routinely ridiculed McConnell's performance as the Senate Republican leader and rebuffed calls from other prominent Republicans to drop out of the race.
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The news comes in after weeks of several Hollywood directors, producers and actors being accused of sexual harassment or abuse. He adds the elusive chanteuse always "wanted to be surrounded with black guys, not white people".
McConnell told reporters in his home state of Kentucky that party officials were considering whether a Republican write-in candidate could be found to challenge Moore in the December 12 special election.
But a write-in candidacy would be complicated by the fact that Moore's name has already been printed on absentee voter ballots and the deadline for withdrawal from the race has long since passed.
He declined to say if that someone would be Luther Strange, who was appointed to the seat earlier this year but lost the GOP primary to Moore. The Republican Senate campaign arm on Friday severed its fund-raising relationship with him for the special election to fill a seat vacated by Jeff Sessions when he became US attorney general earlier this year.
But Nelson noted that she and her husband supported Donald Trump for president and said the timing of her allegations were not motivated by politics but by the four "brave" women who spoke to The Washington Post.
Some Republicans have called for Moore to step aside in light of the accusations from the Post story.
But Moore has remained defiant.