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Moore Debunkers Debunked: Ala. Restaurant Did Exist in '77

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GOP Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore (Byrnn Anderson/AP)

By    |   Tuesday, 14 Nov 2017 07:11 PM

At least one of the two stories claiming to debunk the story of Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore's latest accuser has itself been debunked.

Beverly Young Nelson said in a news conference Monday that Moore attempted to sexually assault her when she was 16 years old and he was the 32-year-old district attorney for Etowah County, Alabama. She also produced a 1977 high school yearbook with an inscription and signature she said he made.

The Olde Hickory House, the name of the restaurant where Nelson worked and where she said Moore was a regular customer, was also part of the inscription.

But a Facebook user posted late Monday what he said was evidence Nelson's story was fake. As of Tuesday, the post had more than 1,500 shares, including from Moore's wife Kayla Moore.

The post says the Gadsden, Alabama, Olde Hickory House did not open until 2001.

"However, they found another business with the same name (pictured) with a sign celebrating 40 years in business, which would mean it opened in 1977, exactly the same date they chose for their script," the Facebook post said. "Unfortunately, the picture is from a restaurant in Tucker GA. They used the the wrong restaurant for their phony story!"

While the photo does appear to be from a Tucker, Georgia, Old Hickory House, there was a restaurant with that name in Gadsden in 1977, AL.com's William Thornton reported.

The Daily Caller noted the Facebook poster, whose page says he lives in Ohio, appear to have simply relied on a Nexis public records search, which goes back only to 2001.

The other attempt to debunk Nelson's story, which also was shared on Facebook by Moore's wife, attempts to show the signature is a forgery because the two times the signature is dated, the number "77" looks different.

Though the two "77"s do look slightly different, the signature closely matches more recent signatures of Moore as Alabama chief justice and in books he has autographed.

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Efforts to debunk the story of Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore's latest accuser has itself been debunked in at least one of the two stories, according to reports.
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