Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax accused of second sexual assault

Blanche Robertson
February 9, 2019

On behalf of our client, we have notified Justin Fairfax through his attorneys that Ms. Watson hopes he will resign from public office.

The accusations were made in statement from Meredith Watson, who says Fairfax raped her when they were students at Duke University. Cory Booker (D-NJ), who said the Virginia Democrat lost his ability to lead the state. The Virginia Sen. Democrats issued a statement Friday night calling on Fairfax to resign.

"The allegations against Justin Fairfax are serious and credible", former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe tweeted Friday. "Sexual assault is abhorrent and unfortunately can occur right around us".

In a statement from his spokesman, Faifax said he has "never forced myself on anyone ever" and demanded a "full investigation into these unsubstantiated and false allegations".

The nearly exponential blackface scandal ensnaring the state's top Democratic leadership has now reached the upper echelons of the Old Dominion's Republican Party. A photo also surfaced from Mr. Northam's personal page out of his medical school yearbook that showed two men, one in blackface and the other in a Ku Klux Klan robe and hood. Most of the Democratic establishment called for his resignation by the end of the day.

Virginia Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax presides over the Senate at the Virginia State Capitol, on February 7.

Although the Democratic Party has taken nearly a zero-tolerance approach to misconduct among its members in this #MeToo era, a housecleaning in Virginia could be costly: If all three Democrats resign, Republican House Speaker Kirk Cox would become governor. A former boyfriend of Tyson's says, in essence, that she would not consensually have performed the act Fairfax admits she performed on him - oral sex.

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The delegation - consisting of the state's two U.S. senators, Mark Warner and Tim Kaine, and seven USA representatives - repeated its call for Northam to resign, and said the allegations against Fairfax "need to be taken very seriously", though it stopped short of demanding a formal investigation.

Herring, meanwhile, also acknowledged wearing blackface once at a party in college, leaving all three struggling to hold onto their political support in a climate where Democrats are insisting on the highest moral standards as a counterpoint to Trump's behavior.

Fairfax is already facing allegations that he sexually assaulted California politics professor Vanessa Tyson in his hotel room during the 2004 Democratic National Convention.

Dr. Tyson did not tell anyone in 2004 about the encounter with Mr. Fairfax, according to people close to her legal team, and she did not notify or file a complaint with police...

Herring, who like Northam is white and apologised for his past behaviour, had previously called for the governor to quit.

By the way, as Ed noted earlier, all three of the stooges at the top of Virginia's government look likely to survive now. On Saturday, he denied he was in the picture and said he was not immediately resigning but left his long-term fate unclear.

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