in the vicinityvideo Virginia Lieutenant Governor Fairfax takes lie-detector tests
One of the two women accused of Virginia has spoken to Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexual assault, publicly on television for the first time, say that you want to come testify before the Virginia Assembly and the Fairfax back.
Vanessa Tyson, an associate professor of political science at Scripps College in Claremont, Calif., said “CBS This Morning” aired in an interview on Monday, spoke publicly about the alleged assault, because you do not want your students interested in politics, the situation is similar.
“I don’t think this will ever, ever, ever happen to you,” Tyson said, adding that her second reason, to forward to come, was because “the Virginia-people need to know who they elected.”
READ: VANESSA TYSON’S FULL STATEMENT ON ALLEGATIONS AGAINST JUSTIN FAIRFAX
Tyson said Fairfax attacked them, when they both worked at the Democratic National Convention in Boston in 2004.
The professor from the college added that they wanted a public hearing, in the Virginia Assembly, and not an investigation carried out by state lawmakers, because they feared the investigation could be obscured in order for the information.
“I would like Meredith to me, and Mr. Fairfax, will speak. In order to be heard,” Tyson said, in reference to Fairfax the other Prosecutor, Meredith Watson. “And especially for the survivors, I think this is incredibly important…we need to be treated as human beings, we are.”
Watson claims that Fairfax raped her in 2000 when both were still students at Duke University.
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Fairfax has denied the allegations and called it a “vicious and co-ordinated smear campaign.” A spokesman for Fairfax said on Sunday, the lieutenant governor, two lie detector had taken tests that he engaged in “no misconduct.” Fairfax office did not specify exactly when the tests took place.
The lie detector tests, carried out by the same experts who interviewed Christine Blasey Ford on your allegations against then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, showed Fairfax was a truthful answer, if you are asked, separately, if Fairfax had any “non-consensual sexual activity” with Tyson or Watson, according to his office.
“From the moment that Dr. Vanessa Tyson and then-wife Meredith Watson, the first accusations that Lieutenant Governor had committed a Fairfax sexual assault decades ago, Lieutenant Governor Fairfax has been steadfast to say that the allegations are extremely serious, to be the deserve to be heard, and should be investigated and taken seriously,” Fairfax spokesman said in a statement. “Lieutenant Governor Fairfax steadfast was say from the beginning that you are a serious, fair, and impartial investigation and examination of the facts would show that these claims are false, and so he has to clear no wrongdoing.”
Polygraph tests – often called lie detector tests are not infallible and its accuracy rate, it is estimated that somewhere between 90 and 70 percent.
Fox News’ Garrett Tenney contributed to this report.