Arson Being Investigated After Home of Roy Moore Accuser Goes Up in Flames

January 05, 2018Jan 05, 2018

Tragedy struck for Tina Johnson on Tuesday, and authorities don't think it's an accident. Johnson, who accused former GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexual misconduct, may have been a victim of arson, reported The Hill.

Police are investigating a fire at her home as arson. The Alabama news outlet reported that Johnson and her family lost their home and all their belongings in the Tuesday fire. No one as hurt.

A spokesperson for the Etowah County Sherrif’s Department said that the arson task force is currently investigating the fire.

“A suspect of interest is being spoken to. But there have been no charges, to my knowledge, related to the fire at this time,” the spokesperson said.

Johnson was one of the nine women who came forward in 2017 to accuse Roy Moore of sexual misconduct against her several decades ago.

"Johnson said in November that Moore groped her in 1991 when she was in his law office to transfer custody of her son to her mother, and made comments about her looks, telling her “how pretty [she] was.” She was 28 years old at the time," related The Hill.

On December 12th, Moore lost the special election to Democrat Doug Jones, making Jones the first Democrat to win a Senate race in Alabama in 25 years. More has yet to concede the race despite the fact that Jones has been sworn into the Senate.

"I am devastated, just devastated," Johnson said about the fire. "We have just the clothes on our backs."

The news outlet reported neighbors noticed a young man known for public intoxication walking around the house around the time of the fire. Johnson, who is currently living in a motel, said one neighbor told her the man asked if she thought Johnson’s house was “going to burn.”

There's no word on whether the suspected arson had anything to do with Johson's accusations against Roy Moore and his subsequent defeat. 

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