Dr. Vanessa Tyson, Stanford fellow and professor at Scripps College, is scheduling a meeting with Boston prosecutors with regard to her allegation of sexual assault against Virginia Democrat lieutenant governor Justin Fairfax at the 2004 Democratic National Convention. Fairfax was serving as the “body man” for John Edwards on the John Kerry campaign at the time.
“I spoke with Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins this afternoon. Dr. Tyson will meet with members of the Suffolk County District Attorney’s staff and law enforcement to detail her allegations of sexual assault. We are working to schedule a meeting,” stated Tyson’s attorney Debra Katz.
Tyson has “months left” before the 15-year statute of limitations runs out on the case, according to reporter Steven Nelson.
Big League Politics first reported on Dr. Tyson’s accusation, and now a second accuser, Meredith Watson, alleges that Fairfax raped her during their time together at Duke University.
Democrat congressman Bobby Scott of Virginia spoke with Dr. Tyson on text message about the allegation in 2017, but only days ago called for an immediate investigation into Fairfax’s conduct after second accuser Mz. Watson came forward.
Washington Post, the newspaper where ranking editors squashed the story of Dr. Vanessa Tyson’s sexual assault allegation against Justin Fairfax, is a big fan of Fairfax’s former Washington law firm WilmerHale. (RELATED: Free Speech Activists Gather At WilmerHale to Protest Pepe Meme Lawsuit Threats).
Fairfax worked at WilmerHale before becoming assistant U.S. attorney for the Eastern District.
Robert Mueller and his henchman Aaron Zebley went from the FBI to WilmerHale to the “Russia” special counsel investigation, which the Washington Post obviously adores, as evidenced by the headline “Mueller, several team members gave up million-dollar jobs to work on special counsel investigation.”
In fact, the Post even named WilmerHale its “#4 top workplace in DC” for 2018.
Meanwhile, second accuser Meredith Watson’s attorneys are clarifying facts about their client’s assertion that she was raped by Justin Fairfax at Duke University.
Fairfax allegedly cited Watson’s previous alleged rape by a Duke basketball player as the impetus for his alleged rape of Watson at a college party — because he figured she would stay quiet.
Here is what Watson’s attorney Nancy Erika Smith stated.
“We have heard from numerous press sources that in response to Meredith Watson revealing that Justin Fairfax raped her when she was a student at Duke, Mr. Fairfax has chosen to attack his victim again, now smearing her with the typical “she’s nuts” defense. He revealed that Ms. Watson was the victim of a prior rape. That is true. Ms. Watson was raped by a basketball player during her sophomore year at Duke. She went to the Dean, who provided no help and discouraged her from pursuing the claim further,” Smith stated.
“Ms. Watson also told friends, including Justin Fairfax. Mr. Fairfax then used this prior assault against Ms. Watson, as he explained to her during the only encounter she had with him after the rape. She left a campus party when he arrived, and he followed her out. She turned and asked: “Why did you do it?” Mr. Fairfax answered: “I knew that because of what happened to you last year, you’d be too afraid to say anything.” Mr. Fairfax actually used the prior rape of his “friend” against her when he chose to rape her in a premeditated way. Like he is smearing Dr. Vanessa Tyson, Mr. Fairfax is now smearing Ms. Watson. That’s shameful. The smears on victims of sexual assault have to stop. Why would any woman come forward with information about a powerful man knowing that he and his supporters will stop at nothing to smear and discredit them? Women come forward to support one another and to stop the culture of rape that is even more pervasive than we acknowledge,” Smith stated.
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