Calls For Virginia Lt Gov Fairfax to Resign After Sex Assault Allegations

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Virginia Lt Gov Justin Fairfax is in even deeper hot water after a second accuser stepped forward to claim he raped her in 2000. The first accuser, Dr Vanessa Tyson, had no “contemporary corroboration.” Breitbart , the New York Post, and other media reported that Attorneys for Meredith Watson released a statement that says there are numerous contemporary corroborations and the attorney’s office says they have those in hand.

Some Democrats are calling for him to resign. Others are pretending not to know what’s going on and are avoiding the whole scandal, according to the Daily Wire.

The statement from Watson’s attorneys reads in part:

Request for Resignation of Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax

We serve as counsel for Meredith Watson, who was raped by Justin Fairfax in 2000, while they were both students at Duke University. Mr. Fairfax’s attack was premeditated and aggressive. The two were friends but never dated or had any romantic relationship.

Ms. Watson shared her account of the rape with friends in a series of emails and Facebook messages that are now in our possession.  Additionally, we have statements from former classmates corroborating that Ms. Watson immediately told friends that Mr. Fairfax had raped her…

We have one question: Ms. Watson says the incident happened in 2000 when they were students at Duke University. Her attorneys say she told friends immediately and even sent emails and “Facebook messages.” Facebook was launched on February 4, 2004…four years after the alleged incident, according to Business Insider.

That aside, Mr. Fairfax claims yet again that the contact was “consensual.” So basically he admits to the incident, but says she didn’t reveal any discomfort at the time. He acknowledged that he was contacted by a news media about it at his inauguration as Lt. Governor.

“At no time did she express to me any discomfort or concern about our interactions, neither during that encounter, nor during the months following it, when she stayed in touch with me, nor the past 15 years. She in no way indicated that anything that had happened between us made her uncomfortable.”  Justin Fairfax

Meanwhile, Fairfax called for an investigation, but both incident occurred outside of Virginia. So one legislator has promised to introduce impeachment articles against him if he has not resigned by Monday.

So this soap opera episode won’t be over for a while.

Featured photo: screenshot of campaign Justin Fairfax for Lt Governor

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