A second woman has accused Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexual assault, saying the two were students at Duke University when Fairfax allegedly raped her. Lawyers for the woman, Meredith Watson, said in a press release Friday that the alleged assault happened in 2000 and was "premeditated and aggressive." Watson is now calling for Fairfax to resign, the release said. Fairfax denied the accusation and gave the following response: Virginia's attorney general is the latest of the top elected officials in the state to face a scandal. He said Wednesday that he once wore blackface. News4's Julie Carey has the latest details from Richmond on Gov. Ralph Northam, Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax and Attorney General Mark Herring. (Published Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019) “I deny this latest unsubstantiated allegation. It is demonstrably false. I have never forced myself on anyone ever. I demand a full investigation into these unsubstantiated and false allegations. Such an investigation will … [Read more...] about 2nd Woman Accuses Virginia Lt. Gov. of Assault
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Politics | Vanessa Tyson Draws Support for Assault Allegation Against Justin Fairfax Supported by ByStephanie Saul and Sheryl Gay Stolberg Feb. 8, 2019 Last fall, after Vanessa C. Tyson began a prestigious fellowship at Stanford, she told a gathering of colleagues in a behavioral sciences program that she had been sexually assaulted years earlier, citing personal experience to illustrate a larger point involving sexual violence. As several fellows shared lunch on a patio, Dr. Tyson expressed the sense of having been blindsided by her assailant, a man she worked with at the 2004 Democratic National Convention whose political career had since taken off, according to Elizabeth A. Armstrong, a professor of sociology at the University of Michigan who was part of the lunch group. “What she told us was pretty … [Read more...] about Vanessa Tyson Draws Support for Assault Allegation Against Justin Fairfax
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Politics | Virginia Is in Turmoil. Here’s a Breakdown of Seven Days of Scandal. Supported by ByJacey Fortin Feb. 8, 2019 For Virginia’s top state officials, it was a week of chaos. There was an apology, a reversal and an admission about blackface. A sexual assault allegation was made, and an emphatic denial was made in response. Then came another admission about blackface. Last week, the clouds began to gather over Gov. Ralph S. Northam, 59, a physician and Army veteran who was elected to be Virginia’s governor last year and won the widest victory for a Democratic candidate for governor in the state in decades. Now, a storm of scandals has engulfed him, his lieutenant governor, Justin E. Fairfax, and Attorney General Mark R. Herring, all Democrats, as well as Thomas K. Norment Jr., the … [Read more...] about Virginia Is in Turmoil. Here’s a Breakdown of Seven Days of Scandal.
The California professor who alleged that Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax sexually assaulted her in 2004 issued her first public statement Wednesday on the alleged attack, describing a violent encounter. Vanessa Tyson, a politics professor on leave from Scripps College, said Fairfax forced her to perform a sexual act in a hotel room at the Democratic National Convention in Boston. Fairfax, now a married, 39-year-old father of two, said Monday that when he was 25, he had a "100 percent consensual" encounter with a woman he met at the convention. He is in line to succeed Gov. Ralph Northam, who is resisting calls to resign after the publication of a racist photo from his 1984 medical school yearbook, as well as an admission of once wearing blackface. Get Breaking News Alerts With the NBC Washington App "What began as consensual kissing quickly turned into a sexual assault," Tyson's statement says. Tyson said she stood in the doorway of Fairfax's hotel room as he retrieved … [Read more...] about Woman Describes Alleged 2004 Assault by Virginia Lt. Gov.
Nick Anderson, The Washington Post Published 5:40 pm PDT, Sunday, September 16, 2018 Journalism students work in the News Bubble at the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism. Journalism students work in the News Bubble at the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism. Photo: Handout Courtesy Of John T. Consoli/University Of Maryland Photo: Handout Courtesy Of John T. Consoli/University Of Maryland Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Journalism students work in the News Bubble at the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism. Journalism students work in the News Bubble at the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism. Photo: Handout Courtesy Of John T. … [Read more...] about As Trump rips media, journalism schools see a surge in admissions