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Over the last week, the allegations of #sexual assault against #Roy Moore have dominated the headlines [VIDEO]. With another week starting off, yet another claim has been revealed by a new accuser.

Moore's scandal

When Donald Trump defeated Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton last year, it was only a matter of time before the new president put together his staff and administration. After Trump decided to nominate then Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions to become the new Attorney General, it left a vacancy in the senate. To fill that role, a special election was set up and is scheduled to be held next month, with Democratic nominee Doug Jones facing off against Republican candidate Roy Moore.

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While it appeared like a sure thing for Moore to keep the seat in the hands of the Republican due to Alabama being a traditionally red state, a bombshell report in the Washington Post last month changed everything. According to the paper, Moore was accused by at least four women of attempting to take part in sexual activity while they were under the age of consent. As expected, Moore has denied any and all wrongdoing and has vowed to stay in the race despite internal pressure from top Republican officials who are urging him to step aside. According to The Hill on November 13, a new accuser has come forward with the most troubling allegation [VIDEO] so far.

With her attorney Gloria Allred by her side, Beverly Young Nelson detailed what allegedly took place between her and Roy Moore when she was only 15-years-old.

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Nelson claims she was sexually assaulted by Moore, who was working as a local district attorney at the time, and that she was threatened to keep quiet. "You are a child. I am the District Attorney of Etowah County. If you tell anyone about this, no one will believe you," Moore allegedly said. Elaborating further, Nelson explained that she "feared" for her life if she spoke up.

In addition, Beverly Young Nelson presented her personal school yearbook as evidence, where Roy Moore signed his name and wrote his own personal message to the accuser. "To a sweeter more beautiful girl I could not say Merry Christmas. Christmas 1977. Love, Roy Moore, D.A.," the note read.

GOP pressure

As of press time, Roy Moore has not responded back to Beverly Young Nelson, but has pushed back against members of the Republican establishment.

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Earlier on Monday, Senate Majority Leader #Mitch McConnell was asked about the scandal in question, before saying "I believe the women" and that Moore should step down. In response, the senate hopeful took to his Twitter account, writing, "The person who should step aside is Mitch McConnell. He has failed conservatives and must be replaced."