Silicon Valley Tech Executive Helps Raise Over $140,000 for Roy Moore Accuser Whose Home Was Destroyed in Suspected Arson Attack

The internet is rallying to help a Roy Moore accuser rebuild after a fire destroyed her home this week.

Tina Johnson had said failed U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore grabbed her on the buttocks in 1991.

Silicon Valley tech executive Katie Jacobs Stanton quickly helped raised tens of thousands of dollars for Johnson through a GoFundMe crowdfunding campaign.

Stanton, a former executive at Twitter, is the chief marketing officer at genetic testing startup Color Genomics. She told CNNMoney that she read about the fire at Johnson’s home on Twitter and swiftly took action.

The account, set up on Friday, exceeded its fundraising goals of $10,000, then $20,000, then $40,000 in just a few hours.

A new donation target was set for $100,000, and met shortly after it was increased on Saturday.

“It’s important to support women who are bravely using their voices to make the world better for other women. I was really upset to see the news about her home today. Money won’t erase what happened, but I truly hope it will help,” Stanton said.

Stanton previously worked at Google and served as a director of citizen participation for the Obama administration.

The campaign represents a new dimension for the #MeToo movement, which went viral after allegations against film mogul Weinstein came to light in October. People are now rallying by making tangible support for an alleged victim.

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SOURCE: CNN, Sara Ashley O’Brien