Sheriff: No apparent link between Moore accusation, house fire

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Tina Johnson, who accused Senate candidate Roy Moore a year ago of grabbing her in his office in the early 1990s, lost her home in a fire this week.

During the special election campaign past year, Tina Johnson accused Moore of grabbing her backside in his office in the early 1990s.

AL.com reports that Johnson's neighbors noticed a suspicious man walking around the house on Tuesday before it caught on fire.

"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", the Etowah County Sheriff's Office said in a statement.

"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. Neighbors called 911 around 8 a.m. after seeing the flames suddenly engulfing her home, but by the time first responders put out the blaze everything on the property had been lost.

"I am devastated, just devastated", she told AL.com on Friday. According to Johnson, one neighbor told her that the man in question approached the neighbor and asked if she thought Johnson's house was going to burn.


"It's too coincidental to me, but whatever they say, I'll go with".

"We have just the clothes on our backs", she told the website.

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

Despite being backed wholeheartedly by President Trump throughout his campaign and dismissing the allegations against him as false, Moore could not overcome them.

Moore has denied the women's charges and refused to concede to Jones even after the election results were certified by the state.

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