As reported by FoxNews
Vanessa Tyson, who has accused Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexual assault, releases statement detailing allegations.
“With tremendous anguish, I am now sharing this information about my experience and setting the record straight. It has been extremely difficult to relive that traumatic experience from 2004. Mr. Fairfax has tried to brand me as a liar to a national audience, in service to his political ambitions, and has threatened litigation. Given his false assertions, I’m compelled to make clear what happened,” she said, in part, in a statement.
This is a developing story.
Richmond.com reported that Fairfax addressed a swarm of reporters in the Capitol and said the woman alleging he’d assaulted her was lying in politically timed statements lodged as he may soon ascend to the governor’s mansion.
He acknowledged they had a consensual encounter in his hotel room at the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston.
“Everything was 100 percent consensual,” he said, later saying, “There was no inappropriate contact whatsoever.”
“The same person called me sometime later and wanted to meet with me, wanted to come visit me. I was still in law school at Columbia Law School. Wanted to come to New York City to meet with me; wanted me to meet her mother. And said that … months later. And years later now, we have a totally fabricated story out of the blue that’s meant to attack me because of where I am in politics.”
NBC News has learned that Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax used profane language in a private meeting Monday night, while referring to his accuser, Dr. Vanessa Tyson.
Two sources tells us Fairfax said of Tyson: “Fuck that bitch.”
— Kasie Hunt (@kasie) February 6, 2019