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Roy Moore accuser’s house burned down in possible arson

The woman said Moore groped her during a custody transfer meeting.

by Chelsey B. Coombs
Jan 5 2018, 10:05pm

The Alabama home of Roy Moore accuser Tina Johnson burned down Tuesday morning, in what is now being investigated as an arson, according to AL.com.

While neither Johnson, nor her husband or grandson, were home at the house in Gadsen, Alabama, at the time of the fire, neighbors said they saw a young man with a history of public intoxication walking around the house.

One neighbor told Johnson that same man “approached her as she was getting in her car that morning and asked if she thought Johnson's house was going to burn,” AL.com reports. Johnson said the neighbor was confused by the question, because there were no visible flames at the house at the time.

"I am devastated, just devastated," Johnson told AL.com Friday morning. "We have just the clothes on our backs."

Johnson said in November that Moore — the failed Alabama Senate candidate who was formally accused of sexual misconduct by nine women and was once reportedly banned from a shopping mall because of his behavior around teenagers — had groped her buttocks during a custody transfer of her son in 1991.

“He kept commenting on my looks, telling me how pretty I was, how nice I looked,” Johnson told Al.com at the time. “He was saying that my eyes were beautiful.”

A public information officer with the Etowah County Sheriff’s Department said no charges had been filed, but a “suspect of interest is being spoken to,” and the fire is still under investigation by the county’s Arson Task Force.