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Scandals lead to fundraising woes for top Virginia Democrats

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A series of scandals surrounding Virginia’s top Democrats has made it difficult for them to raise money in a key election year. Gov. Ralph Northam, Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax and Attorney General Mark Herring all posted anemic campaign finance reports Monday that are far below what their predecessors have raised at […]
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Virginia lieutenant governor asks for investigations into sexual assault allegations

Virginia Democratic Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax on Wednesday called for investigations into sexual assault allegations made against him by two women, saying he is "confident" the investigations will clear his name.
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Second Fairfax Accuser Says He Acknowledged Alleged Assault In College

After calling for the Virginia legislature to hold public hearings for both herself and another woman who has accused Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax (D) of sexual assault, Meredith Watson told CBS’s Gayle King that Fairfax acknowledged the alleged incident at a party when they were still in college. Watson came forward with accusations that Fairfax allegedly sexually assaulted and raped her when they were in college at Duke University not long after another woman, Vanessa Tyson, alleged that Fairfax...
Tags: News, Sexual Assault, Virginia, Va, Cbs, Watson, Fairfax, Duke University, Tyson, Gayle King, Virginia Democrats, Nicole Lafond, Justin Fairfax, Justin Fairfax D, Vanessa Tyson, Meredith Watson


Justin Fairfax's accusers speak out

Vanessa Tyson and Meredith Edwards spoke to CBS' Gayle King about their sex assault allegations against the Virginia Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax.
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Two Fairfax Accusers Call For VA Legislature To Hold Hearing In New Session

The two women who have accused Democratic Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexual assault are calling on the Virginia General Assembly to hold a public hearing when the new session begins on Wednesday. According to interviews with CBS News, both Vanessa Tyson and Meredith Watson want to testify about their allegations under oath. Tyson was the first to come forward in February with accusations against Fairfax when Democrats were in the midst of calls for Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s resignation ov...
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Accuser: Virginia lieutenant gov’s response ‘disgraceful’

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — One of the two women accusing Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexual assault says his response has been “disgraceful, irresponsible and manipulative.” In an interview aired Monday with CBS News, Vanessa Tyson criticized Fairfax for comparing himself to lynching victims when he defended himself in a speech on the state […]
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Accuser still wants Virginia lieutenant governor to resign

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The first of two women to accuse Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexual assault says she still wants him to resign. CBS News released excerpts Sunday of its interview with Vanessa Tyson, who says Fairfax forced her to perform oral sex in 2004. The full interview will air Monday. Fairfax […]
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Virginia lieutenant governor again denies allegations, says he took polygraphs

Virginia Democratic Lieutenant Gov. Justin Fairfax's office issued a statement Sunday again denying allegations of sexual assault and saying Fairfax took two polygraph exams in an effort to show he is telling the truth.
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Virginia lieutenant governor again denies sexual assault allegations, says he took polygraphs

Virginia Democratic Lieutenant Gov. Justin Fairfax's office issued a statement Sunday again denying allegations of sexual assault and saying Fairfax took two polygraph exams in an effort to show he is telling the truth.
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Justin Fairfax: Virginia lieutenant governor stuns senators by comparing himself to lynching victims

The lieutenant governor of Virginia has likened himself to a lynching victim while battling accusations of sexual assault and calls to resign from his post amid a series of scandals impacting the state’s top lawmakers. Justin Fairfax made the controversial statements during a surprise speech on Sunday, lashing out against his critics in the state Senate as 2019 legislative session was coming to a close. “I’ve heard much about anti-lynching on the floor of this very Senate, where people were no...
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Va. Lt. Gov. Fairfax Speaks Out Against Allegations Against Him

Justin Fairfax used the final day of Virginia's legislative session to address two allegations of sexual assault against him, saying there's been a rush to judgment that he compared to lynchings.
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Virginia’s Justin Fairfax Compared Himself to Lynching Victims in an Impromptu Address

Fairfax strongly defended himself and lashed out at his critics from his rostrum in the state Senate as the 2019 legislative session was coming to a close
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Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax compares sexual assault allegation backlash to lynchings

Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax compared his experience facing two sexual assault allegations to those of lynching victims lacking due process in an impromptu speech on the Virginia Senate floor Sunday.
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Politician compares sexual assault allegations to lynching

Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax compared the assault allegations against him to those of lynchings lacking due process while giving an impromptu floor speech.
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2 women expected to testify against Va. Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax in planned public hearings

Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax dismissed Republican calls for his sexual assault accusers to testify before the state House of Delegates, calling it "political theater."
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Virginia Lt. Gov. Compares Himself To Lynching Victims Amid Assault Allegations

Justin Fairfax, accused of sexual assault, gave the impromptu speech Sunday as the resisted calls for his resignation.
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Virginia’s Fairfax compares himself to lynching victims

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Embattled Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax is compared himself to Jim Crow-era lynching victims as he resists widespread calls to resign, prompted by allegations of sexual assault. In a surprise speech Sunday in the state Senate at end of the 2019 legislative session, Fairfax denied the allegations and said the truth […]
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Fairfax Compares ‘Rush To Judgment’ Over Sexual Assault Allegations To Lynchings

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Embattled Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax compared himself to Jim Crow-era lynching victims in a surprise speech Sunday, as he resists widespread calls to resign prompted by allegations of sexual assault. Fairfax strongly defended himself and lashed out at his critics from his rostrum in the state Senate as the 2019 legislative session was coming to a close. “I’ve heard much about anti-lynching on the floor of this very Senate, where people were not given any due process...
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2 women expected to testify against Va. Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax in planned public hearings

Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax dismissed Republican calls for his sexual assault accusers to testify before the state House of Delegates, calling it "political theater."
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Virginia GOP leader pushes for investigation into Lt. Gov. Fairfax

Republicans from the state's House of Delegates announce a hearing into sexual assault allegations against Virginia's Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax; Gillian Turner reports.
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Virginia House Invites Accusers to Testify Against Justin Fairfax

The Republican-controlled House of Delegates said it would hold hearings on the sexual assault claims against the state’s lieutenant governor.
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Virginia Republicans Plan Hearings For Lt. Gov Fairfax's Sexual Assault Accusers

GOP members in Virginia's General Assembly plan on hearing from women alleging Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax sexually assaulted them years ago. Fairfax denies the allegations. (Image credit: Steve Helber/AP)
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Virginia GOP Inviting Fairfax Accusers To Testify Sets Off Partisan Brawl

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia House Republicans have announced plans to hold a meeting where Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax and the two women who have accused him of sexual assault can testify. Republican Del. Rob Bell said Friday that the House Courts of Justice Committee plans to invite Vanessa Tyson, Meredith Watson and Fairfax for a “chance to be heard” at an unnamed future hearing date. The two women have recently come forward with allegations that Fairfax, a Democrat, sexually assaulted them ye...
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Virginia Republicans invite Fairfax’s accusers to testify

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia House Republicans have announced plans to hold a meeting where Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax and the two women who have accused him of sexual assault can testify. Republican Del. Rob Bell said Friday that the House Courts of Justice Committee plans to invite Vanessa Tyson, Meredith Watson and Fairfax for […]
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Virginia Republicans take steps to investigate claims against lieutenant governor

Republicans in Virginia led by House Speaker Kirk Cox are prepared to set up a framework to publicly investigate the claims of rape and sexual assault leveled against Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax. The move comes as Virginia's General Assembly session comes to an end on Saturday.
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Republicans, Democrats spar over hearings on Lt. Gov.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Republican speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates says Democrats are blocking efforts to let the two women who have accused Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexual assault share their stories at legislative hearings. House Speaker Kirk Cox said Thursday that Democrats have dodged his repeated requests to help establish […]
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Quinnipiac Poll: More Virginians Than Not Say Northam Should Stay In Office

More Virginia voters than not say Gov. Ralph Northam should stay in office despite revelations that he appeared in blackface years ago, according to a new poll from Quinnipiac University. Forty-eight percent of Virginia voters say Northam should not resign, compared to 42 percent who say he should, Quinnipiac reported. Notably, 56 percent black voters say Northam shouldn’t resign while just 31 percent say he should, per the poll, compared to an even 46 to 46 percent split among white voter...
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Fairfax Accuser: ‘Despite Every Attempt To Shame Me, I Am Not Ashamed’

Meredith Watson, one of the women who has accused Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax (D) of sexual assault, wrote a piece in the Washington Post Monday describing the harrowing and traumatic experience of coming forward with her allegation and being smeared, ignored and taken advantage of. “Despite the professed belief of numerous elected officials in Virginia and elsewhere that Vanessa Tyson, who says that Fairfax sexually assaulted her in 2004, and I have brought forward credible allegations,...
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Woman who accused Virginia lt. gov. of sexual assault to meet with DA

The woman alleging that Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax sexually assaulted her uring the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston will discuss her account with the local district attorney, her lawyer confirmed.
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