The home of Tina Johnson, one of the women who accused Roy Moore of sexual misconduct last year, burned down today in a possible case of arson. Investigators are speaking to a man seen wandering around the empty house before the fire broke out, but there is no known connection between the fire and Johnson’s accusations against Moore. From AL.com:
After neighbors and some utility workers called 911 shortly after 8 a.m. Tuesday, the Lookout Mountain Fire Department responded to the scene. By the time the flames were extinguished, Johnson and her family had lost everything they owned.
“I am devastated, just devastated,” said Johnson on Friday morning. “We have just the clothes on our backs.”…
“That fire is still under investigation by the Etowah County Arson Task Force,” said Natalie Barton, public information officer with the Etowah County Sheriff’s Department. “A suspect of interest is being spoken to. But there have been no charges, to my knowledge, related to the fire at this time.”
Barton later released a statement, saying, “The ongoing investigation does not lead us to believe that the fire is in any way related to Roy Moore or allegations made against him. More details will be released when warrants are obtained.”
According to Johnson and neighbor Kevin Tallant, other neighbors witnessed a young man who had a history of public intoxication walking around the house before and during the blaze.
As you can see in this clip, the home is still standing but appears to have been completely gutted by fire:
Last November, Johnson told AL.com that she and her mother met with Roy Moore for legal services in 1991 when she was 28-years-old. As Allahpundit pointed out in November, her story was backed up by evidence that Moore did represent Johnson’s mother in a custody issue in 1991. Johnson says when she met with Moore in his office, he immediately began flirting with her and commenting on her eyes. And when Johnson walked out of the office at the end of the meeting, she claims Moore grabbed her rear end.
“He didn’t pinch it; he grabbed it,” said Johnson. She was so surprised she didn’t say anything. She didn’t tell her mother.
She said she told her sister years later how Moore had made her feel uncomfortable during that meeting. Her sister told AL.com she remembers the conversation.
Johnson told her story on Megyn Kelly’s show last November. Asked why she had decided to come forward, she said she was outraged by the story of what Moore had allegedly done to Leigh Corfman and the reactions of some who refused to condemn Moore for those actions. “In the Bible it tells us, at the end of time, they will say good is bad and bad is good,” Johnson said. She continued, “When you are telling me that it’s good to grope a 14-year-old, there is something wrong.”