Fire at Roy Moore Accuser’s Home Under Investigation for Arson

Authorities are investigating a fire at the home of one of the women who accused former Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexual misconduct, according to reports.

Tina Johnson, who in late 2017 accused Moore of groping her in his law office in the early 1990s, told AL.com her home caught fire Tuesday morning.

Neighbors called 911 after seeing the flames, but after the fire was extinguished, everything Johnson and her family owned had been lost, according to the report.

“I am devastated, just devastated,” said Johnson, who was at work at the time of the blaze. “We have just the clothes on our backs.”

According to the local sheriff’s department, the “fire is still under investigation by the Etowah County Arson Task Force.”

“A suspect of interest is being spoken to. But there have been no charges, to my knowledge, related to the fire at this time,” said Natalie Barton, the public information officer with the department.

One neighbor said he spotted an individual, who has a history of public intoxication, walking near the house before and during the fire. “He’s been trouble in the neighborhood for a while,” the neighbor said.

Johnson and her family are currently staying in a motel. However, former Obama staffer Katie Jacobs Stanton has launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for the family. Currently over $69,000 has been raised out of a goal of $40,000.

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