Wednesday 21 February 2018

Roy Moore accuser's house burned down in possible arson

Roy Moore denies the allegations
Roy Moore denies the allegations

Fionnuala Walsh

A fire which destroyed the home of a woman who accused failed US senate candidate Roy Moore of sexual misconduct is being investigated as arson.

Alabama woman Tina Johnson accused Moore of groping her after a meeting in his law office in 1991.

She was 28 at the time and they had met in his law office to discuss the custody of her children. She said he made several inappropriate comments about her appearance and groped her when she was leaving.

The fire which started on Wednesday morning is currently under investigation as arson by a local task force, though officials do not believe it is related to Roy Moore’s allegations.

“I am devastated, just devastated ,” Ms Johnson told AL.com. “We have just the clothes on our backs.”

The house in Alabama caught fire on January 3rd, when Ms Johnson and her husband were at work and her grandson was at school.

Ms Johnson was the sixth woman to accuse Moore of sexual misconduct before he lost his bid for Alabama senator to democratic candidate Doug Jones.

Moore denied the allegations, calling them “lies and smears.”

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