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Four employees work for embattled Virginia Lieutenant Gov. Justin Fairfax Monday resigned, leaving him with a skeleton-crew calls grow for him to step in the middle of the two sexual assault allegations.
Fairfax policy director, Adele McClure and planner, Julia Billingsly, both called it quits, Monday, as David Mills and Courtney McCargo, Jr., two members of staff told his We get Together, a political action committee, Fairfax spokeswoman Lauren Burke.
VIRGINIA LT GOV. JUSTIN FAIRFAX IS ACCUSED OF SECOND SEXUAL ASSAULT
Mills is a former executive director of the Democratic party of Virginia and Democratic state Sen. Jennifer McClellan, Vice-Chairman of the Virginia is married Legislative Black Caucus, has called on Fairfax to step down.
The departures were first reported by the Richmond Times-Dispatch and confirmed by Fox News. Fairfax is accused of sexual assault in two cases, derived from almost two decades.
His first accuser, Vanessa C. Tyson, a professor at Scripps College in California, claims that Fairfax forced her to have oral sex on him in July 2004 at the Democratic National Convention in Boston. A lawyer for a woman accused of Fairfax sexual assault, Meredith Watson, said in a statement that Fairfax raped Watson in the year 2000, when they were students at Duke University, called the alleged attack “deliberately and aggressively.”
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Fairfax has both denied the allegations claiming they are part of a smear campaign against him and he does not want to withdraw.
“I did not sexually Meredith Watson, Vanessa Tyson, or anyone else attack, and the truth will help to confirm that the statement,” he said. “And we look forward to these independent investigations to discover the truth.”
The statements from Watson, the late Friday, a bipartisan wave of calls for him to resign. Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., wrote on Twitter that Fairfax “may no longer be effective to the Commonwealth.”
Duke University, Fairfax, where earned a bachelor’s degree, in the last week asked him to withdraw from the Sanford School of Public Policy Board of Visitors, until the allegations are resolved.
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The law firm, where Fairfax has hired a partner since last September, Morrison & Foerster, an external company carry out their own investigation of the allegations against Fairfax.
Fox News’ Andrew O’reilly contributed to this report.