Roy Moore accuser loses everything in house fire under investigation for arson

Marie Harrington
January 6, 2018

"I am devastated, just devastated", Johnson said.

Johnson accused Moore of groping her butt in 1991, when she was 28 and visiting his law office.

Johnson, however, says she doesn't know what to believe about that. We have just the clothes on our backs, ' she said.

One of the women who accused failed Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexual misconduct lost all of her possessions when her Gadsden county, Ala., home burned down Tuesday, in a blaze that is now under investigation.

The fire is now being investigated as arson, according to local authorities.

She was quoted by Al.com on Friday as saying that she and her husband were at work at the time of the blaze and they lost everything they owned.

Investigators said they are talking with a person of interest, but no arrests have been made. "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.

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Investigators are now speaking with a person of interest, according to the sheriff's office.

Several of Johnson's neighbors noticed a young man with a reputation for public intoxication and misbehavior loitering around the property Tuesday morning.

"I was so humiliated and sickened", she said.

Her mother had accompanied her to the meeting but it did not stop Moore from "grabbing" her buttocks as she left, she claimed.

Johnson, who is presently staying in a motel, was told by a neighbor that the suspect in question made a comment wondering if the house was going to burn that morning.

Moore has denied all the accusations. Moore lost the race last month by a narrow margin to Democrat Doug Jones.

Other reports by TheSundaySentinel

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