The interaction occurred in Moore's law office amid a custody feud between Johnson and her mother centering on the care of Johnson's young son, who was born when she was a teenager, she said.
Johnson said Moore was being very flirtatious, and her discomfort with the situation heightened as the meeting closed, after her mother had already left the room. If the nomination were taken away from him, any votes for Mr. Moore could be rendered null and void, even if he collected more than any other candidate.
"It's not just a squeeze", she said.
President Trump has not weighed in on the storm surrounding Mr. Moore, whose nativist, grievance-fueled conservative populism has much in common with the president's own. He has vehemently denied the other women's allegations against him. In fact, Johnson's mom only made matters worse, she said, viewing Moore's advances as a twisted badge of honor.
On Monday, a woman accused Mr. Moore of sexually assaulting her when she was 16.
Alabama residents received fake robocalls from a person posing as a Washington Post reporter offering to pay people to make damaging remarks about Moore. "I want to talk about where this country's going and if we don't get back to God, we're not going anywhere".
"It appears that the Senate is looking into that, which they should, and we feel like it's an appropriate action", Sanders said. "It was black and white", Johnson told Burnett, adding, "I never wore it again". She says they have been married for over 32 years and the Army veteran has always been an officer and a gentleman. "And I do believe that the nominee of the party is the one I will vote for". Alabama party officials have staunchly defended Mr. Moore, while national party leaders said he should drop out of the race if the claims proved to be true.
"He deserves to be presumed innocent of the accusations unless proven otherwise", the committee said in a statement.
The former Alabama judge's wife has taken to social media to vociferously defend her husband by slamming news outlets. Speaking in between hymns and sermons urging people to accept Jesus, the embattled Senate candidate dismissed the allegations as an effort to derail his rise to the Senate and end his political career that included an effort to halt same-sex marriage in the state and install a granite Ten Commandments monument in the lobby of the state appellate courthouse.