Former Democrat Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe has called on lieutenant governor Justin Fairfax to resign immediately.
Democrat Fairfax is accused of sexually assaulting a Stanford fellow named Dr. Vanessa Tyson at the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston, and is now accused of raping a Duke University classmate named Meredith Watson in 2000, according to Watson’s attorneys.
The allegations against Justin Fairfax are serious and credible. It is clear to me that he can no longer effectively serve the people of Virginia as Lieutenant Governor. I call for his immediate resignation.
— Terry McAuliffe (@TerryMcAuliffe) February 8, 2019
Justin Fairfax is now accused of rape by a classmate during his time at Duke University, according to her lawyers. This is the second allegation of sexual assault levied against the Virginia Democrat lieutenant governor, following Dr. Vanessa Tyson’s claim that Fairfax sexually assaulted her by forcing her to perform fellatio in a hotel room at the Democratic National Convention in Boston in 2004. Tyson has made it clear that she is willing to cooperate in an investigation of Fairfax, according to a source cited by the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
Evergreen Partners confirmed to Big League Politics that the firm is representing Meredith Watson.
Here is a yearbook photo of Fairfax at Duke University.
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