Gloria Allread made an appearance on MSNBC’s “MTP Daily” Thursday, where she was asked by a few questions by host Katy Tur concerning Judge Roy Moore — currently running for Senate — and the yearbook signature that supposedly corroborates a woman’s story about a damaging encounter with Moore.
Unfortunately for Allread, her answers weren’t exactly helpful, to put it mildly. In fact, they actually raise some doubts about the authenticity of the signature in question.
From Daily Caller:
Tur asked Allred if her client, Beverly Young Nelson, saw Roy Moore sign her yearbook.
Allred answered, “I don’t believe at the time she had a clue whether he was an assistant D.A. or a D.A., but he signed it, she took it. As far as she knows, I mean, there’s no reason for her to think it’s anybody’s but his signature.
Tur responded, “But did she see him sign it?”
“You know, I don’t — I haven’t asked her if she saw him, but we did describe what happened that evening in question. What she alleges was that she put it on the counter; that I think she asked to sign — or that he did sign it. That’s all,” Allred said.
The host responded, “I ask this, because it seems you’re not 100% sure that it is his signature, and if you’re not 100% sure that it is his signature, why would you show it at a press conference?”
Allred responded, “Well, why would — you know, why does anybody doubt that it is his signature?”
Are you being for real with that question? Why would anyone doubt the signature? For an attorney this woman is pretty darn ignorant of how the legal system works.
We’re supposed to be innocent until proven guilty in America, Ms. Allread, therefore, every piece of evidence needs to be scrutinized to ensure that it’s not fake or in this case forged, so that we can know beyond reasonable doubt that Moore is actually guilty of something or not.
I mean, come on now. Doesn’t this just seem a bit fishy? Why would she be so flabbergasted and ill prepared to answer questions on this yearbook if it was authentic? For her case it should be a critical piece of evidence that they feel confident in getting examined to nail Moore to the wall.
Since they don’t seem too eager to do so, it really makes you start to question whether this yearbook is authentic and if the accusations might also be fabrications.
Lying about sexual crimes is super serious as it makes it more difficult to believe actual victims when they come forward. I hope, if it is discovered that this yearbook is fake, that the damage being done isn’t too severe.