Prominent attorney Gloria Allred says she will hold a press conference Monday afternoon in New York with a woman accusing Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexual assault.
A short press release said the accuser is “an Alabama woman who alleges that Roy Moore sexually assaulted her when she was a minor in Alabama.”
“The new accuser wishes to state what she alleges Roy Moore did to her without her consent,” Allred’s statement said.
Allred did not immediately respond to a request for additional information.
Moore is the Republican candidate in a surprisingly close Dec. 12 special election against Democrat Doug Jones. It's too late for the GOP to swap candidates.
Last week, one woman told the Washington Post that Moore, when he was 32, initiated sexual contact with her when she was 14. Three other women said he asked them on dates when they were 16 to 18 years old. Each accuser came forward by name. Moore called the allegations defamatory “fake news.”
A spokeswoman for Moore’s campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Allred’s press conference. The candidate has questioned why the claims did not emerge earlier in his political career.
Allred’s press conference is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. at the Lotte New York Palace Hotel in Manhattan.
Allred is experienced in presenting sexual assault and harassment accusers to the media. She has represented alleged victims of actor Bill Cosby, producer Harvey Weinstein, and President Trump.