A woman who accused Roy Moore of groping her lost her home Wednesday in a fire that is now being investigated by Etowah County Arson Task Force.
Tina Johnson became known for accusing the Senate candidate Roy Moore of grabbing her rear in his office in the early 1990's.
Johnson says her home on Lake Mary Louise Road caught fire Tuesday morning.
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Neighbors and some utility workers called 911 shortly after 8 a.m. Tuesday. The Lookout Mountain Fire Department responded to the scene but by the time flames were extinguished, Johnson and her family had already lost everything they owned.
Johnson said in an interview Friday morning, "I am devastated, just devastated. We have just the clothes on our backs." No one was injured during the blaze and other family members were at school or work during the fire.
Natalie Barton, a public information officer with the Etowah County Sheriff's Department, said, "That fire is still under investigation by the Etowah County Arson Task Force. A suspect of interest is being spoken to. But there have been no charges, to my knowledge, related to the fire at this time."
"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 her 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.
"He's been trouble in the neighborhood for a while," Tallant said as he described getting a call from another neighbor who said smoke was seen coming from the home. "I threw on my coveralls and took off down the driveway," he said.
"I got up there, and (the fire) was already pretty well started. When the fire department got there, I started helping them." Johnson and her family are forced to live in a motel for now.
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