The Conservative Daily Post has repeatedly reported on the numerous issues with Judge Roy Moore’s accusers. From the beginning the women have had holes in their stories, some just do not add up.
— AL.com (@aldotcom) November 27, 2017
Now it looks like a possible motive has surfaced in the case of Tina Johnson along with new details that make her story seem a little less likely. Add that to the fact that she has a violent past according to court documents, Johnson is turning out to be an interesting addition to this whole story.
The Alabama woman’s allegations sound familiar by now. Decades ago, Moore groped her in his office. Moore did know Johnson, he was a lawyer representing her mother in a custody dispute over Johnson’s son. It was a case that included some disturbing allegations.
Johnson was portrayed as an unfit mother, one who was never around and completely unstable. She was even accused of taking the boy from school against his will. The judge ultimately awarded custody to Johnson’s mother. This could certainly be classified as “motive” for wanting to see Roy Moore ruined.
During that case, Johnson’s mental stability was questioned. Her mother accused her of having a “violent nature” and was “treated by a psychiatrist when she was approximately 15 years of age.”
Other court documents show Johnson has a history of criminal behavior. In 2010 she was arrested and pled guilty to felony fraud charges on a family member. She also went into a court drug program.
— Reckon (@reckonalabama) November 15, 2017
In her interview with reporters, Johnson recounts her interactions with Moore a little differently than the scene portrayed in the court documents;
“In interviews with AL.com, Tina Johnson recalls that in the fall of 1991 she sat in the law office of then-attorney Roy Moore on Third Street in Gadsden. Her mother, Mary Katherine Cofield, sat in the chair next to her. Moore sat behind his desk, across from them. Johnson remembers she was wearing a black and white dress.Almost from the moment she walked into Moore’s office, Johnson said, Moore began flirting with her…Johnson was 28 years old, in a difficult marriage headed toward divorce, and unemployed. She was at the office to sign over custody of her 12-year-old son to her mother, with whom he’d been living. Her mother had hired Moore to handle the custody petition. Johnson had two young daughters at the time with her then-husband, and her son said he wanted to live with his grandmother.”
Her retelling certainly paints her in a more favorable light but the truth should be more important in a situation where a man’s career and marriage could be at stake.
Johnson states that she now considers herself a devout Christian and she came forward because it disturbed her to hear Moore talking about his faith while running for office.