Fire at home of Moore accuser being investigated for arson


The Etowah County Arson Task Force is investigating a fire at the home of a woman who had accused former GOP Senate candidate Roy MooreRoy Stewart MooreSeth Meyers mocks Roy Moore riding a horse to vote: ‘Two animals not allowed in the mall’ Colbert on Jones victory: ‘It’s a Christmas miracle!’ Virginia gov on Alabama race: ‘America wins. Pedophiles lose!’ MORE of sexual misconduct.

Alabama news outlet AL.com reported that Johnson and her family lost their home and belongings in a Tuesday fire, but no one was hurt.

A spokesperson for the Etowah County Sherrif’s Department said that the arson task force is currently investigating the fire.

“A suspect of interest is being spoken to. But there have been no charges, to my knowledge, related to the fire at this time,” the spokesperson said.

Johnson was one of at least nine women who came forward in recent months with accusations that Moore engaged in sexual misconduct with them several decades ago.

Johnson said in November that Moore groped her in 1991 when she was in his law office to transfer custody of her son to her mother, and made comments about her looks, telling her “how pretty [she] was.”She was 28 years old at the time. Moore lost the Dec. 12 election to Democrat Doug Jones, and has yet to concede, although Jones has been sworn into the Senate.

“I am devastated, just devastated,” Johnson said about the fire. “We have just the clothes on our backs.”

The news outlet reported that several neighbors noticed a young man known for public intoxication walking around the house around the time of the fire.

Johnson, who is currently living in a motel, said that one neighbor told her the man asked if she thought Johnson’s house was “going to burn.”



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