An Alabama woman claimed she was able to get Senate candidate Roy Moore banned from Gadsden Mall, where she worked in the late 1970s. However, the mall manager stated he had no recollection of the ban.
Becky Gray told ABC News on Wednesday evening that she was 22-years-old and working at the Pizitz department store in the Gadsen Mall in 1977, when Moore asked her out multiple occasions.
Gray said that she always turned Moore down, stating that she was in a relationship.
“I mean, you’ve got to understand — when you’re that age, somebody in their 30s might as well have been 40 or 50 — to me anyway,” she said. Moore turned 30 in 1977.
“I went to my manager and talked to him about it and asked him, basically, what could be done,” Gray recalled. “Later on, he…came back through my department and told me that [Moore] had been banned from the mall.”
The New Yorker ran a story earlier this week citing sources who had heard Moore had been banned from the mall.
However, the Birmingham Fox News affiliate WBRC looked into the reporting from the national outlets and could not confirm that Moore was banned.
The station interviewed Barnes Boyle, who managed the Gadsen Mall from 1981 to 1996. Boyle recounted he had no knowledge of such a ban.
“We did have written reports and things. But to my knowledge, he was not banned from the mall,” Boyle, who claims to be a Moore supporter, told WBRC.
At a press conference in Birmingham on Thursday, Moore continued to state the allegations against him were false.
“The Washington Post is not evidence,” he said.
As previously reported by The Western Journal, a Moore campaign attorney called into question the authenticity of a yearbook inscription that was allegedly written by Moore. The inscription was offered by the accuser, Beverly Young Nelson, as evidence that Moore and her knew each other in the 1970s.
The attorney noted inconsistencies, including the lettering within the inscription — and called on the accuser’s attorney, Gloria Allred, to turn it over.
“We demand that you immediately release the yearbook to a neutral custodian so that our expert and you can send you expert as well, so that our expert can look at it, not a copy on the internet,” he said. “The actual document so we can see the lettering. We can see the ink on the page. We can see the indentations and we can see how old is that ink. Is it 40 years old or is it a week old?”
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