One of the women who accused failed Senate candidate Roy Moore of inappropriate sexual contact said Friday that her Alabama home burned to the ground and that investigators suspect arson. Moore grabbed her buttocks during a child custody petition meeting in his Gadsden office in 1991, Johnson claimed.
On Tuesday morning, her house in Gadsden, Alabama, caught fire, AL.com reports.
While she and her family lost their physical belongings in the fire, no one was reportedly hurt.
A spokesman for the Etowah County Sheriff's Department said the fire is under investigation by the Arson Task Force, but no charges have been filed.
Barton stressed that police at this point has no reason to believe that the fire was "in any way related to Roy Moore or allegations made against him". If and when they are, the sheriff will release more information.
Johnson was one of several women who came forward with allegations of sexual misconduct against Moore, during last year's Alabama Senate runoff election campaign. A suspect of interest is being spoken to.
"I am devastated, just devastated", Johnson said on Friday. "We have just the clothes on our backs".
Another neighbor said the man authorities are investigating "approached her as she was getting in her auto that morning and asked if she thought Johnson's house was going to burn".
On Tuesday morning, residents said they saw the man walking around the back of the home.
"By this lawsuit, I seek to do what I could not do as a 14-year-old - hold Mr. Moore and those who enable him accountable", said Corfman, whose lawsuit asks Moore to publicly apologize.