Moore accuser's mother believes assault claim

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The mother of Senate candidate Roy Moore's latest accuser tells The Associated Press she believes her daughter's claim of assault, calling her a "very credible person."

Ruth Young said Monday that Beverly Young Nelson told her about the alleged attack by the Alabama Republican in either 2011 or 2012.

"She has always told me the truth even when it hurt," Ruth Young said at her Gadsden, Alabama, apartment.

Young says she's been told to refer questions to her daughter's attorney. That lawyer, Gloria Allred, held a news conference Monday in New York with Beverly Young Nelson, who says Moore assaulted her in the late 1970s, when she was 16.

Moore denies the claims as "absolutely false" and denies other claims of sexual misconduct.