(Tea Party PAC) – On Friday, a second woman came forward to accuse Virginia Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax of sexual assault.
Accuser Meredith Watson directly requested the resignation of Lt. Governor Fairfax via her attorney, Nancy Erika Smith Friday, alleging Fairfax had raped her when she was in college in 2000.
A statement from Smith says that Watson has contemporaneous witnesses that have provided statements which corroborate Watson’s claims against Fairfax.
Fairfax responded immediately in a statement denying the second assault allegation on Friday afternoon.
“I deny this latest unsubstantiated allegation. It is demonstrably false. I have never forced myself on anyone,” Fairfax said.
Fairfax also demanded a “full investigation” into the “unsubstantiated and false” sexual assault allegations. “I am telling the truth,” he insisted.
Fairfax also concluded his statement by calling the allegations against him “a vicious and coordinated smear campaign” that he is the target of.
“I will not resign,” he stated.
Statement from VA Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax denying second sexual assault allegation, ends with “I will not resign.” pic.twitter.com/Tuj81iPRP7
— Sarah McCammon (@sarahmccammon) February 8, 2019
Dr. Vanessa Tyson, who was the first woman to come forward with allegations of sexual assault, has a compelling and believable story, but she does not have contemporaneous witnesses to support her claims that Fairfax assaulted her at a DNC convention in Boston in 2004.
Fairfax admitted to having sexual contact with Dr. Tyson in a hotel room during the DNC convention, but he says it was consensual.
Watson’s case is stronger, as, as her lawyer says, she has contemporaneous witnesses.
Fairfax is being called upon to resign from both Democrats and Republicans.
After Watson came forward, far-left Dem Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI) called on Fairfax to step down.
“With this second serious and credible allegation of sexual assault, Justin Fairfax should resign. This is not a partisan issue,” Hirono tweeted on Friday.
With this second serious and credible allegation of sexual assault, Justin Fairfax should resign. This is not a partisan issue.
— Senator Mazie Hirono (@maziehirono) February 8, 2019