Alabama Home of Roy Moore Accuser Burns; Arson Suspected
Jan 06 2018
The home of Tina Johnson, one of several alleged victims of Roy Moore's past sexual harassment accusations, lost her home this week in a fire being investigated by authorities for possible foul play.
Johnson detailed an encounter from 1991, in which the then-28-year-old says Moore "grabbed me from behind, on my buttocks", during a custody dispute between Johnson and her mother at Moore's law office in Gadsden, Alabama.
While the Etowah County Arson Task Force also reports their investigation does not lead them to believe the fire is related to RoyMoore or the allegations against him, they do not say how they were able to determine that so quickly.
AL.com reports that Johnson's neighbors noticed a suspicious man walking around the house on Tuesday before it caught on fire.
Though all their belongings were destroyed in the fire, Johnson, her husband and their grandson that lives with them were all out of the house when the fire was set.
"I am devastated, just devastated", Johnsontold AL.com on Friday.
Reuters was unable to independently verify the allegations, and Moore has denied any wrongdoing.
Defeated US Senate candidate RoyMoore's wife has identified the "Jewish" attorney she referred to at a campaign rally.
Johnson says she and her family were not injured but got out only with the clothes on their backs, and are having a hard time finding a rental home.
Doug Jones became the first Democrat sent to the Senate from Republican stronghold Alabama in a quarter century.