Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore on Monday strongly denied a woman's accusation that he sexually attacked her 40 years ago. Speaking to reporters outside the Gallant Fire Hall, in remarks heard live on News Radio 105.5 WERC, Moore said the allegation was "absolutely false." Beverly Young Nelson, accompanied by Democratic attorney Gloria Allred, claimed Moore groped her and squeezed her neck while they were in a car in 1977, when Nelson was 16. She said it happened after Moore offered her a ride home from her job at the Old Hickory House restaurant in Gadsden. "I never did what she said I did. I don't even know the woman. I don't know anything about her. I don't even know where the restaurant is or was," Moore said. Moore said the allegations were politically motivated. "Because I'm 10 or 11 points ahead, this race being just 28 days off, that this is a political maneuver, and has nothing to do with reality." Kayla Moore strongly defended her husband of 32 years, calling the allegations "the ugliest politics I've ever been in, in my life."