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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,...
Tags: News, Washington Post, Virginia, Watson, Fairfax, Duke University, Virginia General Assembly, Justin Fairfax, Kate Riga, Justin Fairfax D, Vanessa Tyson, Meredith Watson


Lawmakers expected to unveil text of deal to avoid shutdown – as it happened

President tells reporters ‘there’s no reason’ for another shutdown but does not commit to signing legislation to prevent oneSign up to the US morning briefing for a fresh perspective 1.07am GMT Thanks for sticking with us tonight, everyone. See you tomorrow. 12.48am GMT An attorney for Virginia Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax responded to reports that one of the two women accusing him of sexual assault will be meeting with the district attorney to discuss possible criminal charges. N...
Tags: Republicans, Virginia, US, World news, US news, Democrats, House Of Representatives, US Senate, US Congress, Donald Trump, Fairfax, Justin Fairfax, Vanessa Tyson, Suffolk County DA


Fairfax accuser to detail allegations to Boston prosecutors

BOSTON (AP) — A woman who accused Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexually assaulting her in Boston nearly 15 years ago will meet with prosecutors to discuss her allegations, her attorney said Wednesday.
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Woman who alleged rape by Fairfax, Maggette spotlights issue of revictimization

Meredith Watson allegedly was raped by Justin Fairfax in 2000 and previously by Corey Maggette. Sexual assault experts say revictimization isn't rare            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Usa Today, Corey Maggette, Justin Fairfax, Meredith Watson, Fairfax Maggette


Should Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax resign amid sexual assault allegations?

Virginia Republican Rep. Ben Cline says he applauds the victims for having the courage to come forward.
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Boston-area DA ready to investigate claims against Fairfax

The district attorney in Suffolk, Massachusetts, has told a woman she is willing to investigate her claims that Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax sexually assaulted her at the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston.
Tags: Boston, Virginia, Cnn, Fairfax, Justin Fairfax, Suffolk Massachusetts


Boston DA to investigate if Fairfax accuser files complaint

BOSTON (AP) — Boston’s top prosecutor has offered to investigate allegations that Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax sexually assaulted a woman in 2004, if the woman files a criminal complaint. A spokesman for Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins said Wednesday that the prosecutor has sent a letter to a law firm representing Vanessa Tyson, […]
Tags: News, Boston, Virginia, Ap, Nation, Fairfax, Suffolk County, Justin Fairfax, Rachael Rollins, Vanessa Tyson, Boston DA


Suffolk DA ‘Ready’ to Investigate Fairfax Sexual Assault Allegations

Rachel Rollins, district attorney for Suffolk County, Mass., is prepared to launch an investigation into the sexual assault allegation recently brought against Virginia lieutenant governor Justin Fairfax provided his accuser, Vanessa Tyson, is willing to file a complaint, the Boston Globe reported Wednesday.Rollins claims she emailed Tyson's attorneys last week asking if they would like to file a criminal complaint related to their client's allegation that Fairfax sexually assaulted her ...
Tags: News, Boston, Virginia, Cnn, Boston Globe, Fairfax, Duke University, Rollins, Tyson, the Globe, Justin Fairfax, Rachel Rollins, Vanessa Tyson, Suffolk County Mass, Suffolk County District


Vanessa Tyson, who accused Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexual assault, talks women reporting abuse

A college professor avoided talking directly about her accusation that Virginia’s lieutenant governor sexually assaulted her, but she wasn’t shy about publicly discussing her research and thoughts on the growing number of women reporting abuse.            [Author: Associated Press]
Tags: News, Virginia, Associated Press, Justin Fairfax, Vanessa Tyson


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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Tyson: ‘Sometimes You Have To Lead By Example No Matter How Hard It Is’

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — A college professor avoided talking directly about her accusation that Virginia’s lieutenant governor sexually assaulted her, but she wasn’t shy about publicly discussing her research and thoughts on the growing number of women reporting abuse. “One thing that I notice about sexual violence is that a lot of people would like to glance away from this,” Vanessa Tyson told a Stanford University symposium on Tuesday night. “It’s one of the ugliest parts of humanity. Trust ...
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Fairfax accuser, Vanessa Tyson speaks out

Vanessa Tyson, the woman who has accused Virginia Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax of sexual assault, made her first public appearance on Tuesday at a symposium at Stanford University to speak about the #MeToo movement. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
Tags: News, Virginia, Stanford University, Fairfax, Justin Fairfax, Vanessa Tyson


The Political Ascent of Justin Fairfax, and the Disturbing Allegations That Might End It

Justin Fairfax was on the cusp of becoming Virginia’s governor. Then came allegations of sexual assault from early in his rise to prominence.
Tags: News, Virginia, Sex Crimes, Watson, Meredith, Lee, Fairfax, Bruce, Duke University, Herring, Northam, Politics And Government, Mark R, Ralph S, Justin Fairfax, Justin Edward


Why we can't turn away from Justin Fairfax's accusers

Democratic leaders are right to say Fairfax must resign, says Jill Filipovic. If Democrats want any moral high ground at all, they must continue pushing for resignation and Republicans should take note. This is the very least that women deserve.
Tags: Cnn, Fairfax, Jill Filipovic, Justin Fairfax


Fairfax Continues To Preside Over Va. Senate As Staffers Resign, Investigation Begins

Virginia's Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax, a Democrat, is on leave at his full-time employer, an international law firm, as it pursues an investigation into the sexual assault allegations against him.(Image credit: Steve Helber/AP)
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Fairfax Continues To Preside Over Va. Senate As Staff Resign And Investigation Begins

Virginia's Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax, a Democrat, is on leave at his full-time employer, an international law firm, as it pursues an investigation into the sexual assault allegations against him.(Image credit: Steve Helber/AP)
Tags: News, Virginia, Fairfax, Va Senate, Steve Helber, Justin Fairfax


Virginia politician’s accuser on Stanford sex assault panel

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A college professor who has accused Virginia’s lieutenant governor of sexual assault will appear at a long-planned academic symposium on that topic at Stanford University. Stanford officials say she won’t discuss the incident. Vanessa Tyson was the first of two women who alleged last week that Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax […]
Tags: News, Stanford, Virginia, San Francisco, Ap, Nation, Justin Fairfax, Stanford University Stanford, Vanessa Tyson


Opinion: Why we can't turn away from Justin Fairfax's accusers

I worry about how people will react to Meredith Watson.
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Fairfax Continues To Preside Over Va. Senate As Staff Resigns, Investigation Begins

Virginia's Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax, a Democrat, is on leave at his full-time employer, an international law firm, as it pursues an investigation into the sexual assault allegations against him.(Image credit: Steve Helber/AP)
Tags: News, Virginia, Fairfax, Va Senate, Steve Helber, Justin Fairfax


2nd Fairfax accuser says she was raped by former Duke basketball player

Meredith Watson, who has accused Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of rape, also says she was raped by former Duke University basketball player Corey Maggette, according to her attorney.
Tags: News, Virginia, Stories, Duke, Fairfax, Duke University, Corey Maggette, Justin Fairfax, Meredith Watson


Virginia political crisis in stalemate after impeachment threat

The decision by Patrick Hope, Democratic member of Virginia's House of Delegates, not to initiate impeachment proceedings against Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax, 39, over accusations of sexual assault has left the next move unclear. Fairfax, once a rising star in the U.S. state's Democratic party, has resisted all calls to resign following accusations he raped a fellow student at Duke University and forced himself sexually on another at a Boston hotel 14 years ago. Fairfax has said sexual ...
Tags: News, Boston, Virginia, Fairfax, House of Delegates, Duke University, Justin Fairfax, Patrick Hope Democratic, U S state s Democratic party


2nd Fairfax accuser claims she was raped by former Duke basketball player

Meredith Watson, who has accused Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of rape, also says she was raped by former Duke University basketball player Corey Maggette, according to her attorney.
Tags: News, Virginia, Stories, Duke, Fairfax, Duke University, Corey Maggette, Justin Fairfax, Meredith Watson


Report: Virginia Lt. Gov. accuser told friends former Duke, NBA player Corey Maggette raped her while in college

The New York Times has identified Corey Maggette as the Duke basketball player accused of raping the woman who also says Virginia lieutenant governor Justin Fairfax raped her.
Tags: News, Virginia, New York Times, Nba, Duke, Corey Maggette, Justin Fairfax, Duke NBA


Four Fairfax Staffers Resign After Second Allegation Surfaces

At least four staffers associated with Virginia Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax (D) have resigned after news broke that a second woman came forward with sexual assault allegations against him on Friday, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported Monday. Two of his government aides resigned –Adele McClure, his policy director and Julia Billingsly, his scheduling director — as well as two staffers with his PAC, We Rise Together, executive director Dave Mills and fundraiser Courtney McCargo. [Author: Nico...
Tags: News, Virginia, Richmond Times Dispatch, Livewire, Nicole Lafond, Justin Fairfax, Adele McClure, Julia Billingsly, Dave Mills, Courtney McCargo


Democrats and Republicans in last-ditch attempt to avert shutdown – live

Disagreements on immigration policy have imperiled prospect of a dealHouse Democratic leaders denounce Ilhan Omar’s ‘antisemitic’ tweets Sign up to the US briefing and get a new perspective 9.14pm GMT The Iowa Democratic Party for running the caucuses in 2020. There are some key changes including the addition of an absentee element to the caucuses. 8.55pm GMT A number of staffers for Virginia lieutenant governor Justin Fairfax have resigned.Two of Fairfax’s three staffers on government ...
Tags: Republicans, Virginia, US, US news, Democrats, US politics, House Of Representatives, US Congress, Donald Trump, Fairfax, Iowa Democratic party, Ilhan Omar, Fairfax Continue, Justin Fairfax, Trump-Russia investigation, US federal government shutdown 2019


Clamor for ouster of top Democrats slows in Virginia

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The clamor for the resignation of Virginia's top two politicians seemed to die down Monday, with some black community leaders forgiving Gov. Ralph Northam over the blackface furor and calling for a fair hearing for Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax on the sexual assault allegations against him.
Tags: News, Virginia, Ap, Richmond VA, Ralph Northam, Justin Fairfax


Justin Fairfax’s Law Firm Places Him On Leave Pending Investigation

Two women have accused the Virginia lieutenant governor of sexual assault.
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Democrats Con Their Base with Green New Deal

In the days since Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Ed Markey unveiled their “Green New Deal,” we’ve seen the headlines lurch from new rape allegations against Virginia lieutenant governor Justin Fairfax, to confusion and lies about a background document issued by Ocasio-Cortez’s office that contained some, ahem, vivid interpretations of the Green New Deal (upgrading every building in ten years, sustaining people “unwilling” to work, phasing out nuclear power, and – of course –...
Tags: News, Congress, Virginia, Ed Markey, Justin Fairfax, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Ocasio Cortez, Green New Deal


Plan to impeach Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax slows down

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — An effort to launch the impeachment of Virginia's top black elected official was set aside on Monday and Gov. Ralph Northam declared a new "race and equity" agenda for the rest of his tenure, saying he really believes "that things happen for a reason."
Tags: News, Virginia, Ap, Richmond VA, Ralph Northam, Justin Fairfax


VA Delegate Pauses On Fairfax Impeachment, For Now

Virginia Delegate Patrick Hope (D) will hold off on filing the paperwork to begin impeachment proceedings against Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax (D), saying in a statement on Monday he’s “open to discussions on other avenues that would accomplish the same goals.” But Hope remained steadfast in his calls for Fairfax to resign following the allegations raised on Friday by a second woman who claims Fairfax sexually assaulted her. Hope said he was “absolutely horrified” by the accusations and said he be...
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