Fire at Home of Roy Moore Accuser Being Investigated for Arson

Jan 06, 2018, 01:21
Fire at Home of Roy Moore Accuser Being Investigated for Arson

She told AL.com that she has not yet been told by law enforcement officials how the fire started, except that it began at the back of the house.

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 want people to know that it's OK to finally say something", she told AL.com of her reasoning for going public with her story. "We have just the clothes on our backs".

Multiple neighbors witnessed a young man known for public intoxication walking around the house during the time of the fire.

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Tina Johnson, who accused Senate candidate Roy Moore past year of grabbing her in his office in the early 1990s, lost her home in a fire this week.

Tina Johnson said Moore grabbed her in his office in the early 1990s.

Investigators are speaking to a person of interest, but warrants have not yet been obtained, the sheriff's statement said. She said she is thankful for her neighbors, who have been supportive of her family. The statement says investigators don't believe the fire is linked to Moore or the allegations against him.

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He lost the special election to Democrat Doug Jones on December 12, turning Alabama blue from red for the first time in 25 years. Johnson was 28 at the time of the alleged incident.

"I was so humiliated and sickened", she said.

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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