Roy Moore Accuser Tina Johnson's House Burns in Suspected Arson

Saul Bowman
January 6, 2018

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.

The Etowah County Arson Task Force confirmed it is investigating the blaze in Gadsen and speaking to a person of interest. While no one was hurt ― Johnson, her husband and her grandchild were all out of the house at the time ― the family lost all their possessions in the blaze.

The allegations by Johnson and the other women helped sink the far-right Republican's campaign for a seat that was won by Doug Jones, the first Alabama Democrat elected to the Senate in a quarter century.

"I am devastated, just devastated", Johnson told AL.com on Friday.

Johnson, however, says she doesn't know what to believe about that.

The home in Gadsden belonged to Tina Johnson, who told AL.com, an Alabama news site, that Moore had groped her while she was in his Alabama law office on legal business in 1991.


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

As AL.com reported, the Tuesday morning fire that burned nearly all of Johnson's home in Gadsden, Alabama is under investigation by the Etowah County Arson Task Force.

No charges or warrants had been filed as of late Friday afternoon.

On Tuesday morning, residents said they saw the man walking around the back of the home.

"I threw on my coveralls and took off down the driveway", he said, adding that his wife called 911, but the dispatcher said the fire had already been reported.

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