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Roy Moore Accuser Tina Johnson's Home Burns Down, Police Investigating Possible Arson

06 January, 2018, 00:40 | Author: Priscilla Morrison
  • Roy Moore Accuser's Home Burns Down, Arson Task Force Investigating

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.

In November, Johnson gave a detailed description of how Moore allegedly molested her in his office in Gagsden in the 1990s when she went to him for his legal expertise during a custody battle over her son.

Johnson and her neighbor Kevin Tallant told AL.com that other neighbors saw a young man who has a history of intoxication walking around the house at the time of the fire, and local authorities said they are speaking with a suspect.

Johnson's home caught fire Wednesday morning.

According to the report, neighbors and utility workers called 911 shortly after 8 a.m. Tuesday to report the fire.

"A suspect of interest is being spoken to", Barton said.




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", she was quoted as saying.

"We have just the clothes on our backs", she told the website.

No charges or warrants had been filed as of late Friday afternoon. By the time the fire had been put out, the home and all of Johnson's belongings had been lost.

"I was so humiliated and sickened", she said. "I guess I'm ashamed I didn't say nothing, didn't turn around and slap him".

Johnson claims Roy Moore groped her rear at his office over two decades ago. The neighbor didn't know what he was talking about, she said, because flames weren't visible at the time.

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