Gloria Allred admitted that the yearbook she claims he signed was slightly doctored, during an interview with ABC News.
Beverly Young Nelson, who accused Moore of groping her in the parking lot of a restaurant where she worked, appeared with famed liberal attorney Gloria Allred in the interview with “Good Morning America,” where she admitted to adding the date under Moore’s signature.
“Is the party more important really than what happened? I feel like my incident is being swept under the rug, literally, because he’s a Republican,” Nelson said.
Attorneys for Moore questioned the authenticity of the signature, particularly a portion that included additional writing in a different script and the initials “D.A.”, which was how Moore’s assistant would sign court documents years later.
Bizarrely, Allred refused to submit the yearbook to an independent expert for analysis — at least until the the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Senate Select Committee on Ethics had forced Moore to testify under oath, before the election. Moore tweeted daily about how Allred still refused to submit the yearbook for analysis.
The California State Bar Rules of Professional Conduct, in Rule 5-120 (“Trial Publicity”), states (emphasis added):
(A) A member who is participating or has participated in the investigation or litigation of a matter shall not make an extrajudicial statement that a reasonable person would expect to be disseminated by means of public communication if the member knows or reasonably should know that it will have a substantial likelihood of materially prejudicing an adjudicative proceeding in the matter.
Whether an extrajudicial statement violates rule 5-120 depends on many factors, including: (1) whether the extrajudicial statement presents information clearly inadmissible as evidence in the matter for the purpose of proving or disproving a material fact in issue; (2) whether the extrajudicial statement presents information the member knows is false, deceptive, or the use of which would violate Business and Professions Code section 6068(d); (3) whether the extrajudicial statement violates a lawful “gag” order, or protective order, statute, rule of court, or special rule of confidentiality (for example, in juvenile, domestic, mental disability, and certain criminal proceedings); and (4) the timing of the statement.
The rule arguably applies to Nelson’s accusations against Moore. Allred’s refusal to submit the yearbook to an independent expert suggests that she may have known there was something wrong with the evidence that she and Nelson presented as proof of a relationship with Moore. Or, if Allred is given the benefit of the doubt, the moment she suspected that something might be wrong with the yearbook, she should have made that clear immediately.
Gloria Allred needs to be disbarred. This is not the first time she has brought accusers with false accusations against Republicans.
No wonder she and her lawyer (who’ve yet to actually file a lawsuit against Moore- wonder why that is?) refused to surrender it for forensic examination. If her claims were true – why would she be compelled to falsify evidence?
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