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  • Justin Fairfax: I Won’t Resign Because “I’m Standing Up For Due Process”

    02/11/2019 1:17:56 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 77 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/11/2019 | Ed Morrissey
    So was Brett Kavanaugh, but he had more standing for it, if readers will pardon the pun. In a phone interview with the Washington Post last night, Justin Fairfax insisted that he will not resign despite the emergence of multiple accusers and allegations of sexual assault. Virginia’s lieutenant governor plans to show up in the state senate as usual, and claims that he’s “standing up for due process”: Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax (D) said he will not step down and will preside over the Senate Monday regardless of any attempts to remove him from office amid allegations that he...
  • Second woman accuses Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexual assault

    02/08/2019 1:35:35 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 61 replies
    A woman said Friday that Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax, who was recently accused of sexual assault, had raped her nearly two decades earlier. A lawyer for the woman, Meredith Watson, made the accusation in a statement that also called upon Fairfax to resign from office. This is breaking news. Please check back for updates.
  • Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax Accused of Sexual Assault by Second Woman

    02/08/2019 1:38:55 PM PST · by a little elbow grease · 188 replies ^ | 2/8/19 | Danika Fears
    Meredith Watson claims Fairfax raped her in 2000, when they were both students at Duke University. A second woman has come forward accusing Virginia Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax of sexual assault. In a letter from her lawyer, Meredith Watson claims she was raped by Fairfax in 2000, when they were both students at Duke University. The letter characterizes the alleged attack as “premeditated and aggressive.” “The two were friends but never dated or had any romantic relationship,” the letter says.
  • Second Victim Comes Forward – Accuses Virginia Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax of Rape

    02/08/2019 2:15:55 PM PST · by detective · 70 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | February 8, 2019 | Sundance
    Moments after the embattled Virginia Governor tells staff he will remain in office, a second victim/accuser, Ms. Meredith Watson, comes forward against the embattled Lieutenant Governor with claims he raped her in 2000.
  • Dems cared about sexual politics a few months ago. Now they want Fairfax's accuser to shut up

    02/07/2019 7:30:26 AM PST · by knighthawk · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 07 2019 | Tucker Carlson
    We have still more news to bring you from that chaotic developing nation formerly known as the Commonwealth of Virginia. As of Wednesday night, Virginia's three highest ranking public officials, all of them Democrats, are embroiled in potentially career-ending scandals, and it seemed to come out of nowhere just last week. First, you'll remember, Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam casually endorsed infanticide while defending a Democratic bill to legalize abortion right up to the minute of birth. Then just hours after he said that, a little over a day, I think, Northam was found to have a picture of man wearing...
  • Fairfax accuser says consensual situation 'quickly turned into a sexual assault'

    02/06/2019 1:09:21 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/06/19 | Rachel Frazin
    Vanessa Tyson, a professor who has accused Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax (D) of sexual assault, issued her first statement Wednesday detailing her allegation against him. “What began as consensual kissing quickly turned into a sexual assault," Tyson, a college professor from California, said in the statement. "Mr. Fairfax forced me to perform oral sex on him." Tyson has accused Fairfax of sexually assaulting her at the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston. Fairfax has denied the accusation. The lieutenant governor issued a statement earlier Wednesday maintaining that his interaction with Tyson was consensual. “At no time did she express...
  • “F— that b—!” – Fairfax said to have used horrible language in private meeting about his accuser

    02/06/2019 12:12:15 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 33 replies
    DNC vetted then NBC ^ | 2-6-19 | nbc
    .@NBCNews has learned that Fairfax used profane language in a private meeting Monday night while referring to the accuser, Dr. Vanessa Tyson. Two sources say Fairfax said of Tyson: “F--- that b----.” Fairfax appears to reference the comments in his new statement.
  • VA LT Governor Falsely Claims Accuser"Inconsistent", Then Says "F*** THAT BITCH" Behind Closed Doors

    02/06/2019 10:02:23 AM PST · by Mount Athos · 37 replies
    ace of spades blog ^ | Feb 6th, 2019 | Ace
    The party that loves the blacks is all wearing blackface, and the party that loves the women is forcing them to perform oral sex and then saying "F*** THAT BITCH" when they squeal. First, Fairfax claimed that Vanessa Tyson's account of being an incest survivor (her father was convicted of incest) doesn't also mention John Fairfax forcing her to perform oral sex. Um, if you watch the video, she only mentions this because her interviewer says "We have something in common," the interviewer referring to herself being an incest survivor. So why would Tyson bring up "Oh I also was...
  • Democrat Virginia LG: Fairfax said of Tyson: “____ that b____.”

    02/06/2019 8:56:21 AM PST · by TexasGurl24 · 63 replies
    Kasie Hunt (NBC) ^ | 2-7-19 | Kasie Hunt
    NBC News has learned that Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax used profane language in a private meeting Monday night, while referring to his accuser, Dr. Vanessa Tyson. Two sources tells us Fairfax said of Tyson: “F--- that b----.”
  • Virginia Lt. Gov. Fairfax accuser told friend at Stanford about 2004 sexual assault

    02/06/2019 5:56:13 AM PST · by maggief · 38 replies
    Mercury News ^ | February 5, 2019 | Julia Prodis Sulek
    The woman at the center of a sexual assault scandal involving Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax is a Stanford University fellow scheduled to appear at a symposium next week on sexual violence and the #MeToo movement. Professor Vanessa Tyson’s allegations, stemming from an interaction at the Democratic National Convention in 2004, and the explosive political fallout echo those of Christine Blasey Ford, another university professor living in Palo Alto, who last year accused Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault when they were teenagers. Tyson’s Stanford colleague Jennifer Freyd told the Bay Area News Group on Tuesday that sometime...
  • Woman Who Accused Va. Lt. Gov. Of Sexual Assault Hires Firm That Represented Christine Blasey Ford

    02/05/2019 10:21:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/05/2019 | Allahpundit
    Our writer, Jazz Shaw mentioned this at the end of his post earlier but I wanted to flag it in a full thread. Seems to me this is the best thing that could happen to Ralph Northam. The allegation has come to light just as Fairfax could be on the verge of becoming the state’s chief executive in the wake of a scandal involving Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam and a blackface yearbook photo.The woman making the accusation against Fairfax has retained Katz, Marshall and Banks, a Washington, D.C.-based firm, and is consulting with her attorneys about next steps, according...
  • Justin Fairfax’s Accuser Hires Christine Blasey Ford’s Law Firm

    02/05/2019 6:46:39 AM PST · by maggief · 55 replies
    Reuters via Daily Beast ^ | February 5, 2019 | Reuters / Aaron Bernstein
    The woman who has apparently accused Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexually assaulting her 20 years ago has hired the same law firm that represented Christine Blasey Ford in her allegations against Brett Kavanaugh ahead of his Supreme Court nomination, NPR reports. (snip) The woman making the accusation has now retained Katz, Marshall, and Banks, and the Washington, D.C.-based firm is now advising her attorneys about what steps to take next.
  • Virginia speaker has 'rightful hesitation' about impeaching Northam, highlighting potential

    02/04/2019 7:30:09 PM PST · by conservative98 · 58 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 8:03 PM ET, Mon February 4, 2019 | Eli Watkins
    Washington (CNN)Virginia GOP Speaker Kirk Cox expressed skepticism on Monday that the legislature should try to force Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam out of office, highlighting a potential constitutional impasse the commonwealth could face should Northam decline to step down. "I think there's a rightful hesitation about removal from office, because obviously you have to consider that to some degree you're overturning an election," Cox said. "I think the constitutional provisions are very specific on the succession of office. It really does call for mental or physical incapacitation. That's what it was meant to do." Pressure has grown on Northam to...
  • VA Lt. Governor Confirms Sexual Assault Allegation Against Him Exists, Says WaPo Spiked It

    02/04/2019 9:30:54 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 58 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | February 4, 2019 | By Luke Rohlfing
    Late Sunday evening, Big League Politics broke a story detailing an apparent sexual assault allegation against Democrat Virginia Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax occurring during the 2004 Democratic National Convention. Now, that reporting has been confirmed according to a statement coming directly from Lt. Governor Fairfax’s office. The statement, which calls the allegation “false,” reveals that the woman making the allegation had reached out to the Washington Post “more than a year ago.” But, according to the statement, the Post let the story die in darkness, choosing not to publish the story after a “months” long investigation. Trending: UPDATE: Stanford Fellow...
  • New clue? Justin Fairfax praises reporter who asks if Richmond mayor linked to sexual assault

    02/04/2019 7:20:51 PM PST · by conservative98 · 11 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | | February 04, 2019 09:16 PM | Updated Feb 04, 2019, 09:37 PM | Daniel Chaitin
    Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax praised a reporter who asked Monday if he thought the mayor of Richmond, a potential 2021 rival for governor, might be tied to the sexual assault allegation he faces. Talking to reporters on the steps of the rotunda of the Virginia state Capitol, Fairfax walked back his earlier suggestion that he believed Gov. Ralph Northam, who is facing his own scandal involving a racist photo in his medical school yearbook, might be behind the emergence of a woman who claims Fairfax sexually assaulted her at the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston. "I have no...
  • Fairfax suggests Gov. Northam could be behind leaked sexual assault allegation

    02/04/2019 6:13:38 PM PST · by conservative98 · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/4/19 | Gregg Re
    Virginia Democratic Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax on Monday, when asked by a reporter, did not rule out the possibility that embattled Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam could be secretly pushing a newly revealed sexual assault allegation against Fairfax to derail his possible ascension to the governorship.
  • Washington Post pushes back on Fairfax denial of sexual-assault claim, publishes graphic details

    02/04/2019 12:53:56 PM PST · by conservative98 · 85 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/4/19 2 hrs ago | Alex Pappas, Brooke Singman | Fox News
    In its Monday story, the Washington Post acknowledged investigating the claims and deciding not to publish. But it said the Fairfax statement “incorrectly” claimed the paper found “significant red flags and inconsistencies within the allegations.” “Fairfax and the woman told different versions of what happened in the hotel room with no one else present,” the paper said. “The Washington Post could not find anyone who could corroborate either version.” The Washington Post didn’t name the accuser. But the paper said Fairfax and the woman met first met in Boston at the 2004 Democratic National Convention. Growing calls for Virginia Gov....
  • Washington Post details its investigation into Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax

    02/04/2019 10:30:41 AM PST · by csvset · 37 replies
    <p>Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax issued a statement early Monday denying a sexual assault allegation that appeared on the same conservative website that posted a racist photograph from Gov. Ralph Northam's medical school yearbook page.</p> <p>"Lt. Governor Fairfax has an outstanding and well-earned reputation for treating people with dignity and respect," read the statement from his chief of staff and communication's director. "He has never assaulted anyone - ever - in any way, shape or form."</p>
  • Lawmakers reluctant to consider impeaching Gov. Ralph Northam, Virginia House speaker says

    02/04/2019 8:24:45 AM PST · by csvset · 46 replies
    Virginian Pilot ^ | 4 Feb 2019 | Marie Albiges
    RICHMOND The speaker of Virginia’s House of Delegates renewed his call for Gov. Ralph Northam’s resignation Monday, but stopped short of saying the House would start any efforts to force the governor out. “I think there’s a rightful hesitation about a removal from office,” Speaker Kirk Cox, R-Colonial Heights, said. “Impeachment — that’s a very high standard.” He said he hasn’t spoken to Northam since the Democratic governor admitted he posed in either blackface or in Ku Klux Klan robes when he was a student at Eastern Virginia Medical School in 1984 — an admission Northam recanted less than 24...
  • Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax denies sexual assault claim, amid political storm

    02/04/2019 7:23:57 AM PST · by conservative98 · 85 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2)4)19 | Brooke Singman
    Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax issued a forceful pre-dawn denial on Monday to an allegation of sexual assault that surfaced after 15 years, in the latest political bombshell to rock Richmond where Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam is battling resignation calls over a racist photo from his medical school yearbook. Fairfax, who would be next in line for governor should Northam bow to pressure and resign, called the allegation “defamatory” and “false.” “Lt. Governor Fairfax has an outstanding and well-earned reputation for treating people with dignity and respect,” the statement from his office read. “He has never assaulted anyone—ever—in any way,...