nearvideo should Virginia Lieutenant Gov. Justin Fairfax’s resignation in the midst of sexual assault allegations?
Virginia Republican Rep. Ben Cline says he recognizes the victim the courage to come forward.
The lawyer for a woman accused of Virginia Lieutenant Gov. Justin Fairfax raped you, while you accused students at Duke University were almost two decades ago, the state Democrats, “pure cowardice” for the signaling, you are not going with the public hearings to the allegations against him.
“Apparently, the Virginia house Democratic Caucus believes that the courageous victims of rape need to be heard — just not of which,” said Nancy Erika Smith, a lawyer for the accuser of Meredith Watson. “Ms. Watson is counting on the General Assembly to do the right thing and hold hearings now. This non-stop efforts to duck, your role is pure cowardice. Sympathy is welcome, but action is necessary.”
SECOND JUSTIN FAIRFAX PROSECUTOR CALLS FOR PUBLIC HEARING IN ASSAULT ALLEGATIONS
Watson has demanded that the state Assembly is holding a public hearing, in their statements, and those of Vanessa Tyson, who has separated the Democrats from rape accused, during the Democratic National Convention in 2004 in Boston Fairfax has both denied the allegations.
On Tuesday, the Virginia house Democratic Caucus calls for Fairfax sought to resign, but said they “believe that the law enforcement authorities should approach investigations, free and outside the political arena.”
“Ms. Watson and Dr. Tyson are brave to come forward to tell their stories. We respect all of the survivors, and believe that you will hear completely. The allegations made against Lt Gov Fairfax are criminal in nature, and we treat them with the seriousness they deserve,” the statement from the Democrats said.
Meanwhile, Republicans signaled that they would like to see how the legislators conduct a hearing.
“It is always compulsory that a legislative forum should be seriously considered,” House Speaker Kirk Cox said. “We are actively working to develop the process and hope that our democratic colleagues work with us to move forward.”
Earlier this week, Watson Post opinion piece, wrote in a Washington that they are “frustrated, instead of calls for an investigation, a public hearing,” in which the accusations levied against Fairfax of her and Vanessa Tyson.
“Such ‘studies’ are, secret proceedings, from the eyes of the public, leaving the victim susceptible to selective leaks and stains. And we all know how those studies end: wrote with ‘no clear results’,” says Watson. “My privacy is already violated, but I’m still willing to testify publicly under oath. Tyson, the same offer has been made. To request our request to the Virginia General Assembly the same from Fairfax was met with inaction.”
In the meantime, a Virginia delegate, threatened to introduce the indictment against Fairfax pause has taken, namely, in a tweet last week that “further talks” necessary, before all, is what submitted.
Watson has said that Fairfax raped her in the year 2000, but that they do not report, because, as Duke officials responded to her earlier statement that she was raped by basketball star Corey Maggette. (Maggette has denied the allegation.) A lawyer for Watson claimed that the Fairfax was one of the people you told about the alleged attack and the future of the lieutenant governor “is used, this front of attack against Mrs. Watson,” if he had allegedly raped.
In the last week, Fox News Facebook get messages from Watson, in Fairfax, commented on the 2017 nomination for Virginia lieutenant Governor and told contacts about the alleged rape.
FACEBOOK MESSAGES SHOW SECOND FAIRFAX PROSECUTOR DETAILED RAPE ALLEGATIONS DURING 2017 RACE
Tyson, associate professor of politics at Scripps College in California, accused of previously, Fairfax,. forces you to have oral sex on him during the Democratic National Convention in 2004 Fairfax, who was attending Columbia Law School, as a so-called “body man” for Vice-presidential candidate John Edwards.
Fairfax has said that the meeting with Watson and Tyson gave consensus democracy, and suggested that both women are the accusations part of a political smear campaign to prevent him from succeed democratic Gov. Ralph Northam when he was forced to resign, in the midst of a racist photo scandal.
“I’ve never forced myself on anyone,” Fairfax said in a recent statement. “I demand a full investigation into these baseless and false accusations. Such an investigation will confirm my account, because I’m telling the truth.”
Fox News’ Garrett Tenney and Samuel Chamberlain, and The Associated Press contributed to this report.