Conservatives who have been demanding to know why Roy Moore accusers “didn’t come forward sooner” now seem to have their answer. On Tuesday, one of the brave women who spoke out about Moore sexually assaulting her lost her home in a fire that is under investigation by the Etowah County Arson Task Force.
Tina Johnson, who says Moore groped her in his office in the early 1990s, says she and her family lost everything in a fire that consumed their home early Tuesday morning. AL.com reports that the fire was discovered by neighbors and utility workers who called to report the blaze.
“I am devastated, just devastated,” Johnson on Friday morning. “We have just the clothes on our backs.”
“A suspect of interest is being spoken to. But there have been no charges, to my knowledge, related to the fire at this time,” says Natalie Barton, public information officer with the Etowah County Sheriff’s Department.
While the department claims that “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 arson occurred at a time when Trump supporters are slinging threats of harm at Moore’s accusers.
The timing is interesting at minimum. The current suspect is an intoxicated man who neighbors describe as someone who has been “trouble in the neighborhood for a while” and who allegedly asked someone if the home was going to burn,
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