MONTGOMERY, ALA. - Another woman has come forward to allege that Senate candidate Roy Moore groped her in 1991 after a meeting in his law office, AL.com reported Wednesday.
Tina Johnson said she was in Moore's Third Street law office in Gadsden, Alabama with her mother when Moore began commenting on Johnson's looks.
John's mother had hired Moore for a custody matter, AL.com's Anna Claire Vollers reports.
Johnson said when walking out of his office after the meeting, Moore grabbed her buttocks. Johnson was 28 at the time.
"He didn't pinch it; he grabbed it," said Johnson.
Johnson's sister confirmed she relayed the story to her years later, and AL.com reports Johnson reached out to a reporter earlier this week to share her story.
"I want people know that it's OK to finally say something," she said. "I guess I'm ashamed I didn't say nothing, didn't turn around and slap him."
Johnson is the latest woman to accuse the Alabama Senate candidate of inappropriate or illegal sexual conduct in the last week.
"This is the first public accusation of physical contact that happened after Moore was married," Vollers writes.
Beverly Young Nelson said on Monday that she was 16 when Moore offered her a ride home from her job as a waitress in Gadsden. Nelson said Moore attacked her in the car, groping her and squeezing her neck as he tried to pull her head to his crotch.
Last week, four women accused Moore of pursuing relationships with them as teenagers while he was an assistant district attorney in Gadsden from 1977 to 1982.
One, Leigh Corfman, told the Washington Post that she was 14 when Moore, then 32, took her to his home, undressed her and initiated sexual contact with her. The age of consent in Alabama, then and now, is 16.
Moore has called the allegations “completely false” and threatened to sue media companies reporting them.
He also says he did not know Corfman and Nelson, though he has acknowledged knowing two other women who say he pursued relationships with them when they were teenagers. The former chief justice has also accused Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., of trying to undermine his candidacy. McConnell said earlier this week he believes Moore’s accusers.
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