Woman's TikTok Video Alleging Fiancé Set Her House on Fire Viewed Nearly 3 Million Times

A woman shared a shocking video on TikTok last week, alleging that her fiancé set fire to her home after she tried to end their relationship. The clip has since gone viral on the platform, amassing 2.9 million views at the time of writing, along with 770,000 likes and tens of thousands of supportive comments.

Posted by TikToker @_queen_e_88, she begins her video with an onscreen caption: "I told my fiancé I was tired," she wrote. "Tired of being mentally [and] emotionally abused."

"He burned MY house down," she continued. "Where HIS daughter sleeps."

The clip then shows the inside of a home—presumably the TikToker's—that appears to have been severely damaged by smoke and fire. The walls, for example, look blackened and charred, and soot, ash, and debris cover the floors. Meanwhile, a woman's voice can be heard sobbing off-camera.

A follow-up video posted by @_queen_e_88 shows pictures of her reported fiancé along with arrest information.

Police records provided to Newsweek by Florida's Polk County Sheriff's Office confirmed that the woman's 38-year-old fiancé has, indeed, been arrested on domestic abuse charges following the incident. A public information officer from the department added that their agency did not charge the suspect with arson. Rather, he was charged with arson by the Florida state fire marshal.

According to the St. Petersburg-based criminal defense firm Goldman Wetzel, first-degree arson convictions in Florida can result in "up to 30 years in prison and a $10,000 fine, plus restitution for the destroyed property."

Newsweek has contacted the fire marshal for additional information on the suspect.

Viewers were left stunned after seeing @_queen_e_88's two videos, especially given that the house was not just his ex's—but also his daughter's. Commenters readily offered the mom their support and advice.

"Imagine being the type of man who burns a home his child sleeps [in]," wrote @rebelvancex. "The reason doesn't matter. This man. Set fire. To a home. His child. Lives in."

"Try to have all parental rights taken away from him as well," advised @daimeli89.

Echoed @ayyfizzy: "Do not look back. Cut off all communication."

Others called the suspect a "monster" and felt that his litany of charges should've also included "attempted murder."

Following the incident, the TikToker created a GoFundMe page to help replace what was destroyed in the fire. So far, it's received $8,327 of its $10,000 goal.

Newsweek has reached out to @_queen_e_88 for additional information but did not receive a response in time for publication.

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Firefighters enter a burning house in California in 2019. DAVID MCNEW/AFP/Getty Images