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Arson investigation underway after Roy Moore accuser's home burns down

Arson investigation underway after Roy Moore accuser's home burns down”

Neighbors told AL.com that several of them noticed a young man walking around the house at about the time of the fire. No one was hurt in the fire (no one was home), but Johnson said she and her family had lost everything they owned. "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.

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

The Etowah County Arson Task Force confirmed it is investigating the blaze in Gadsen and speaking to a person of interest.

AL.com and The Hill reported that the home of Tina Johnson, one of the nine women who accused Roy Moore of sexual misconduct decades ago, burned on Tuesday.

Police say they have identified a suspect who is known in the area for being drunk and misbehaved.

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

Johnson accused Moore of grabbing her buttocks in 1991 as she left his law office with her mother, who had hired Moore to handle a child custody dispute between Johnson and her then-husband. She said she is thankful for her neighbors, who have been supportive of her family. Most of the allegations against Moore related to behavior with teenage girls in the late-1970s.

At the start of the meeting, Moore remarked on how "pretty" she was and made her feel uncomfortable, she said.

He lost the special election to Democrat Doug Jones on December 12, turning Alabama blue from red for the first time in 25 years.



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