Roy Moore accuser Tina Johnson's home gutted in fire, arson investigation underway

06 January, 2018, 02:17 | Author: Roderick Gutierrez
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"I am devastated, just devastated", Johnson told Al.com on Friday morning.

According to AL.com, Johnson accused Moore of groping her when she was 28. He asked one of the neighbors if she "thought Johnson's house was going to burn", but the neighbor in question didn't understand because flames were not yet visible. We have just the clothes on our backs, ' she said.

Authorities in Alabama said Friday they had launched an arson investigation after the home of a woman who accused Roy Moore of groping her almost two decades ago burned to the ground Wednesday.

Johnson and her family reportedly lost everything in the fire.

Local news reports no one was in the home during the fire.

The Etowah County Sheriff's Office revealed that the fire was being reviewed by its arson task force, but, while a suspect was being spoken to, no charges had been filed yet.


Investigators are speaking to a person of interest, but warrants have not been obtained in this case.

In an interview with NBC's Megyn Kelly in mid-November, Johnson said she was in her 20s and was signing custody of her son over to her mother when Moore touched her.

"He's been trouble in the neighborhood for a while", said Tallant, who lives across the street from Johnson and her family.

"I threw on my coveralls and took off down the driveway", he said.

Moore denied any wrongdoing, but he lost the race to Democrat Doug Jones.

Despite being backed wholeheartedly by President Trump throughout his campaign and dismissing the allegations against him as false, Moore could not overcome them.

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