Fairfax accuser’s attorney calls for impeachment hearings to provide ‘due process’

Second woman accuses Virginia's Lt Governor of sexual assault

Second woman accuses Virginia's Lt Governor of sexual assault

Vanessa Tyson, a Scripps College professor, has alleged that Fairfax sexually assaulted her in a hotel room at the Democratic National Convention in 2004. The development came after reports that Fairfax was placed on leave from his law firm after it retained outside counsel to investigate the allegations against the embattled lieutenant governor."We take the allegations against Justin very seriously", Larren Nashelsky, chairman of Morrison & Foerster chairman, said in a statement.

"During a recent event at Fort Monroe, I spoke about the arrival of the first Africans in Virginia and referred to them in my remarks as enslaved", Northam said in a Monday morning statement explaining his comments. I will tell you that later that night I had a chance to step back, take a deep breath, look at the picture and said, "This is not me in the picture, ' " Northam told King.

"I'm not sure that it's true or not, but there's an allegation". I have never forced myself on anyone ever.

Smith also provided an email exchange between Watson and a friend from Duke, Milagros Joye Brown, in which she tells her friend not to include her on correspondence regarding Fairfax because he had raped her in college.

"So now any time anything happens, Republicans get two get out of jail free cards, and any Republican commentator gets two talking points", Watters said.

He said Tyson told him oral sex in particular brought back painful memories of her childhood trauma.

Though the man also knows Fairfax and considered him a friend, he said he believes Tyson is telling the truth.

Fairfax has been under pressure from both Republicans and Democrats to step down after two women came forward in the past week to allege he sexually assaulted them in the 2000s.

Yet what about the women who accuse Fairfax of assault?

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In the unverified messages, Watson expressed disgust about a news article written about Fairfax in the messages from March 2017, The New York Times reported.

And she asked whether he was really about to do the moonwalk - as it appeared he was - when he was asked at a nationally televised news conference if he still had the dance moves that helped him win the 1984 competition where he darkened his face to perform as Michael Jackson.

Watson's lawyer said the circumstances of the alleged assault in 2000 were similar to what Tyson had described happening four years later, but declined to provide further details. "She has no interest in becoming a media personality or reliving the trauma that has greatly affected her life".

Smith added that Watson also hopes Fairfax will resign his elected position.

If the Legislature is in session, the House would need a simple majority to vote to impeach Fairfax, said A.E. Dick Howard, a University of Virginia law professor.

"It doesn't feel plausible at all", she said of Watson's allegations.

Meanwhile, the Virginia Black Caucus, and several members of the Democratic party have called for Fairfax to resign. Fairfax has vehemently denied the claims and called for authorities, including the FBI, to investigate.

The list of prominent Democrats who have said Fairfax must step down includes former Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe and Senators Cory Booker, Kirsten Gillibrand and Kamala Harris, all 2020 presidential candidates. Tim Kaine, D-Va., wrote on Twitter that Fairfax "can no longer effectively serve the Commonwealth".

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