After The Home Of One Of Roy Moore's Accusers Burned Down, Others Stepped In To Help

Police are investigating the fire as arson.

A week after one of Roy Moore's accusers' house burned to the ground, a GoFundMe page has raised more than $189,000 for her.

Moore, who lost in the Alabama senate race to Democrat Doug Jones, faced multiple allegations of sexual assault during his campaign. Tina Johnson was one of those accusers, claiming that Moore groped her in 1991 while she was in his law office with her mother.


Nobody was injured in the Gadsen, Ala., fire but local reports suggest that authorities are investigating it as a possible case of arson. Johnson told the local news outlet that she was sleeping at a motel with her husband and grandson, and had "nothing but the clothes on our backs." Everything in the home was destroyed.

After news of the fire spread, calls for the community to step up for Johnson grew as well. Eventually, a staffer for former President Barack Obama named Katie Stanton set up the GoFundMe page. Stanton lives in San Francisco.

"I don't know Tina Johnson. But I believe her," she wrote on the GoFundMe page. "It has always been dangerous and risky for women (and men) to speak out against sexual harassment. Today, this danger reached a disturbing level. Tina's home burned down and she lost everything. An arson investigation is underway."

Stanton added that 100 percent of the funds will go to Johnson, even if her insurance ends up covering the cost of the home. So far, police said they have no evidence tying the fire to Johnson's accusations against Moore or the election. Neighbors told that they saw a "young man who had a history of public intoxication walking around the house before and during the blaze.

Johnson said she thought it was "too coincidental" that the fire happened after the accusations and Moore's loss, and seemed to imply she thought they were tied together. Nevertheless, she was extremely grateful for the donations that poured in. Individual contributions had come from all 50 states and ranged from $5 to $1,000. 

"I just thank everyone all across America from the bottom of my heart," Johnson said to "I just cannot give them the proper words. God is good."


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