In its statement about Watson's accusation, Smith Mullin said the attack by Fairfax "was premeditated and aggressive", while also saying that Fairfax and Watson "were friends but never dated or had any romantic relationship". "Additionally, we have statements from former classmates corroborating that Ms. Watson immediately told friends that Mr. Fairfax had raped her", the statement reads. We will also produce documentary evidence of Ms. Watson revealing to others the fact that Fairfax raped her. Fairfax says he "passed" two Federal Bureau of Investigation background checks.
Police officials in Durham, North Carolina, where Duke is, said they had no records of an accusation against Fairfax in 2000.
Two women have made allegations against Fairfaxe. "It is demonstrably false". "So, I'm not sure that's true or not, but there's an allegation". Faifax instead called on "all appropriate and impartial investigatory authorities, including the FBI, to investigate fully and thoroughly the allegations against me". He vowed to clear his name against what he described as a "vicious and coordinated smear campaign" being orchestrated against him.
FILE - Demonstrators hold signs and chant outside the Governor's Mansion at the Capitol in Richmond, Virginia, Feb. 2, 2019. Even though Fairfax has gone on record, stating that his contact with his accusers was consensual, in the interview Northam dances around the question.
I believe and trust that due process will provide the fairness, justice and honesty that is necessary.
A second woman has accused Virginia's lieutenant governor of sexual misconduct, U.S. media reported Friday, further adding to the political turmoil in the eastern USA state.
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For Whitehead, though, the impulse to oust him stems from a bandwagon mentality, and weakens Democrats at a time of rising racial violence - linked by critics to incendiary rhetoric by Trump. Herring has also admitted to wearing blackface in college.
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Sabato says the situation is more complicated for Fairfax, saying unlike Governor Ralph Northam, Fairfax could be facing criminal charges. But now, several nationally prominent Virginians within his own party are calling on Fairfax to resign as well. Fairfax has previously denied Tyson's allegation.
"It has really raised the level of awareness for racial issues in Virginia".
Calls for his resignation grew steadily as the day wore on.
The scandals have become a full-blown crisis for Virginia Democrats.
Earlier in the week, Vanessa Tyson, a professor of political science at Scripps College, came forward with an allegation that Justin Fairfax had sexually assaulted her in 2004, while they were at the Democratic National Convention in Boston. On Friday, she took that statement a step further. The man said he finds it almost impossible to believe that Tyson would have performed oral sex without being forced.
But Meredith Watson has. Watson also claimed Virginia Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax raped her during her time as a student. "So, yes, I have thought about resigning, but I've also thought about what Virginia needs right now. Lieutenant-Governor Fairfax has suggested and called for an investigation, I strongly support that".
NBC News reported that Dr. Vanessa Tyson and Meredith Watson would speak at a potential impeachment hearing to stand behind their accounts they originally surfaced last week about two incidents four years apart.
In a statement to NPR, a spokesman for Virginia GOP Chairman Jack Wilson offered a slightly more cautious response. "There needs to be verification of basic facts about these allegations".