Moore accuser says she'll keep pressure on after Senate defeat

Posted at 4:49 PM, Dec 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-13 16:49:17-05

ANNISTON, AL (CNN) - A woman who accused Roy Moore of assaulting her when she was a teenager said her story and those of other accusers contributed to his loss in the Alabama senate race.

Beverly Young Nelson explained what Moore's defeat means to her.

"Roy Moore's loss means to me the fact that Alabama is about to make some changes and I believe it's going to be in the positive side of things," Nelson said. "I'm very excited."

Nelson said she felt like her story may have played a part in the election's outcome, but that other victims were just as important.

"I feel like it was just not me," Nelson said. "It was all of us."

Though Moore lost the election, Nelson said she still intends on pressing the issue.

Doug Jones narrowly defeated Moore, becoming the first Democrat to win an Alabama senate seat in more than two decades.

Moore denies allegations from multiple women, who have accused him of sexual abuse and assault while they were teens and he was in his 30s.

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