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'It's One of the Ugliest Parts of Humanity.' Virginia Lt. Governor's Accuser Speaks About the Issue of Sexual Assault

'It's One of the Ugliest Parts of Humanity.' Virginia Lt. Governor's Accuser Speaks About the Issue of Sexual AssaultA college professor avoided talking directly about her accusation that Virginia's lieutenant governor sexually assaulted her, but she wasn't shy about publicly discussing her research and thoughts on the growing number of women reporting abuse.



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Politician's accuser speaks about issue of sexual assault

Politician's accuser speaks about issue of sexual assaultSTANFORD, Calif. (AP) — On Tuesday night, college professor Vanessa Tyson avoided talking directly about her accusation that Virginia's lieutenant governor sexually assaulted her, but she wasn't shy about publicly discussing her research and thoughts on the growing number of women reporting abuse.



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Suffolk DA ‘Ready’ to Investigate Fairfax Sexual Assault Allegations

Suffolk DA ‘Ready’ to Investigate Fairfax Sexual Assault AllegationsRachel Rollins, district attorney for Suffolk County, Mass., is prepared to launch an investigation into the sexual assault allegation recently brought against Virginia lieutenant governor Justin Fairfax provided his accuser, Vanessa Tyson, is willing to file a complaint, the Boston Globe reported Wednesday.Rollins claims she emailed Tyson's attorneys last week asking if they would like to file a criminal complaint related to their client's allegation that Fairfax sexually assaulted her in a Boston hotel room in 2004, but have not yet received a response.“We will help in any way we can if she chooses to come forward,” Rollins told the Globe in an interview. “We would offer any number of services starting from getting them in touch with counselors all the way, if they were so inclined, to seek prosecution.”Fairfax, who previously admitted to having a consensual sexual encounter with Tyson, once again denied the assault and floated the possibility of filing a criminal complaint against her in a statement provided to CNN Wednesday.“The Lt. Gov. has stated repeatedly that he has never sexually assaulted anyone ever.He has called publicly for a fair, impartial investigation,” the statement reads in part. “He has nothing to hide. He would cooperate fully with an investigation by Suffolk County District if a criminal complaint is filed. In that event the Lt. Gov. will explore all options with regard to filing his own criminal complaint in response to the filing of a false criminal complaint against him.”In a graphic statement released last week by her attorneys, Tyson accused Fairfax of forcing her to perform oral sex on him while the pair were in Boston for the 2004 Democratic National Convention.Fairfax was also accused last week by a second woman who claims he raped her while the pair were undergraduates at Duke University in 2000. He has also denied that claim.



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Politician's accuser speaks about issue of sexual assault

Politician's accuser speaks about issue of sexual assaultSTANFORD, Calif. (AP) — A college professor avoided talking directly about her accusation that Virginia's lieutenant governor sexually assaulted her, but she wasn't shy about publicly discussing her research and thoughts on the growing number of women reporting abuse.



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Justin Fairfax: Second woman accuses Virginia deputy governor of sexual assault

Justin Fairfax: Second woman accuses Virginia deputy governor of sexual assaultA second woman has accused Virginia’s Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax of sexual assault, claiming the Democrat raped her 19 years ago while they were both students at Duke University. Meredith Watson, 39, said in a statement that the state’s deputy governor attacked her in 2000. Mr Fairfax denied the allegation.



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Second Woman Accuses Fairfax of Sexual Assault

Second Woman Accuses Fairfax of Sexual AssaultA second woman has come forward to allege that Virginia’s embattled lieutenant governor, Justin Fairfax, sexually assaulted her. Meredith Watson’s lawyers put out a statement on Friday detailing her claim that she was raped by Fairfax in 2000 when they were both undergraduates at Duke University. “Mr. Fairfax’s attack was premeditated and aggressive,” Watson’s lawyers said.



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Second woman accuses Virginia Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax of 'premeditated and aggressive' sexual assault

Second woman accuses Virginia Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax of 'premeditated and aggressive' sexual assaultMeredith Watson said in a statement through her lawyers that Fairfax raped her while they were students at Duke University in 2000.



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Accuser vs accused: What both sides say in latest assault claim against Virginia Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax

Accuser vs accused: What both sides say in latest assault claim against Virginia Lt. Governor Justin FairfaxVirginia Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax was accused Friday by a former Duke University student of a sexual assault in 2004.



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Virginia lieutenant governor denies second sexual assault allegation

Virginia lieutenant governor denies second sexual assault allegationThe firm, New Jersey-based Smith Mullin, said Watson was “not seeking any financial damages,” and said her attorneys had notified Fairfax through his lawyers “that Ms. Watson hopes he will resign from public office.” The latest accusation deepened a political crisis in Virginia that began with the revelation last Friday that Northam’s medical school yearbook page contained a racist photo, followed by admissions from Northam and the state’s attorney general, Mark Herring, that each had darkened their faces to imitate black performers in separate incidents during the 1980s. Should all three men be forced to resign, Democrats would lose the governorship to the state’s Republican speaker of the House of Delegates, who is third in the line of succession, after Fairfax and Herring.



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Virginia Democrats hunker down amid blackface, sex assault scandal

Virginia Democrats hunker down amid blackface, sex assault scandal“I have never appeared in blackface,” Cox, 61, said. “As you know, I was a schoolteacher, and that’s abhorrent.” Both Governor Ralph Northam and Attorney General Mark Herring, who is second in line to be governor, have admitted to wearing blackface while in college in the 1980s. With its historic ties to 19th-century U.S. minstrel shows in which white performers would caricature black slaves, blackface is widely seen as racist in modern America, though it remained a trope of popular television shows and movies through the 1980s.



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