Fire at Home of Roy Moore Accuser Being Investigated for Arson

Lucy Bush
January 6, 2018

Johnson was one of several women who came forward with allegations of sexual misconduct against Moore during Alabama's special Senate election.

"I am devastated, just devastated", Johnson told on Friday morning.

But the local sheriff said he doesn't believe the blaze that destroyed Tina Johnson's house was connected to the bitter campaign.

A spokesperson for the Etowah County Sheriff's Office said they've spoken to a person of interest but no charges have been filed.

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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. "We have just the clothes on our backs".

On Tuesday morning, Johnson's home in Gadsen, Alabama went up in flames and the blaze is now being investigated for arson.

Witnesses to the blaze said they saw a young man with a history of public intoxication around the house before and during the fire. The neighbor didn't know what he was talking about, she said, because flames weren't visible at the time.

Moore accuser Tina Johnson of Gadsden lost her home Wednesday in a fire that's under investigation by arson specialists in Etowah County.

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Doug Jones became the first Democrat sent to the Senate from Republican stronghold Alabama in a quarter century. She was 28 at the time.

Reuters was unable to independently verify the allegations, and Moore has denied any wrongdoing.

"By this lawsuit, I seek to do what I could not do as a 14-year-old - hold Mr. Moore and those who enable him accountable", said Corfman, whose lawsuit asks Moore to publicly apologize.

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