Fairfax Admits Encounter With Accuser; Claims It Was Consensual
As first reported by Big League Politics, a woman has come forward with accusations of sexual assault in 2004 from Virginia Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax, who was then a campaign staffer for Presidential candidate John Kerry.
Now today, after denying the accusation, Fairfax tells reporters that he did indeed have an encounter with the woman in 2004, but that everything was consensual.
VA Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax denies sexual assault claim, telling reporters in Richmond that he had "consensual encounter" with woman in hotel room in 2004 https://t.co/pvo4q30cCe pic.twitter.com/uhVO1VkUpr
— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) February 4, 2019
The woman accusing him of sexual assault doesn’t see it that way.
His accuser, Vanessa Tyson is a Stanford University fellow, University Professor, and accomplished author. Regularly speaking in support of progressive issues, many doubt the idea of her accusations being politically motivated.
Tyson initially went to the Washington Post, who are famous for being the first outlet to speak publicly to Christine Blasey Ford, the woman behind the first sexual assault allegation against Justice Brett Kavanaugh. But the Post did not run the story, resulting in her Facebook post hinting at the alleged sexual assault.
The accusation was posted in response to a BLP story exposing Virginia Governor Ralph Northam for having a yearbook picture featuring a picture of himself in either a Ku Klux Klan robe costume, or in blackface. Fairfax will take over as Governor if Northam resigns.