UPDATE: ***If anyone knows Ms. Johnson or knows how I could get in touch with her, could you please reach out to me? I'd like to get her the funds. Thank you.****
Excerpt from AL.com story below
"Johnson and her family are currently living in a motel. On Friday morning, she was headed to Wal-Mart to purchase toiletries and other necessities. "
Roy Moore accuser's Gadsden home burns; arson investigation underway
Roy Moore accuser Tina Johnson lost her home Tuesday in a fire that is now under investigation by the Etowah County Arson Task Force.
Tina Johnson, who first came to public notice for accusing Senate candidate Roy Moore of grabbing her in his office in the early 1990s, said her home on Lake Mary Louise Road in Gadsden caught fire Tuesday morning.
After neighbors and some utility workers called 911 shortly after 8 a.m. Tuesday, the Lookout Mountain Fire Department responded to the scene. By the time the flames were extinguished, Johnson and her family had lost everything they owned.
"I am devastated, just devastated," said Johnson on Friday morning. "We have just the clothes on our backs."
Nobody appears to have been harmed in the blaze; Johnson and her husband were at work, and her grandson was at school.
"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. "A suspect of interest is being spoken to. But there have been no charges, to my knowledge, related to the fire at this time."
According to Johnson and 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.
Johnson said she has not yet heard from law enforcement how or why the fire started, except that it started at the back of the house.
She said a woman neighbor told her that the young man in question approached her as she was getting in her car that morning and asked if she thought Johnson's house was going to burn. The neighbor didn't know what he was talking about, she said, because flames weren't visible at the time.
- Frances Forte-Gomolson
- Terry Crewse
- Shannon Westrup
- Andrew Smith
Organizer and beneficiary
#1 fundraising platform
More people start fundraisers on GoFundMe than on any other platform. Learn more
In the rare case something isn’t right, we will work with you to determine if misuse occurred. Learn more
Expert advice, 24/7
Contact us with your questions and we’ll answer, day or night. Learn more