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Accuser: Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax's Response to Allegations Is 'Disgraceful'

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    Fairfax Accuser Tells Her Story

    One of two women who say Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax sexually assaulted her told her story on national television. News4's Meagan Fitzgerald reports. (Published Monday, April 1, 2019)

    One of the two women accusing Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexual assault says his response has been "disgraceful, irresponsible and manipulative."

    In an interview aired Monday with CBS News, Vanessa Tyson criticized Fairfax for comparing himself to lynching victims when he defended himself in a speech on the state Senate floor in February.

    "Never was it two black women lynching black men," Tyson told interviewer Gayle King. Both Tyson and the second woman to accuse him, Meredith Watson, are African American. So is Fairfax.

    Tyson says Fairfax forced her to perform oral sex in 2004. Watson says she was raped in 2000. Fairfax says both encounters were consensual.

    Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax Takes Polygraph Test

    [DC] Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax Takes Polygraph Test

    Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax said he took a polygraph test that supports his denial of sexual assault allegations against him.

    (Published Sunday, March 31, 2019)

    Fairfax, a Democrat, issued a statement Sunday saying he passed polygraph tests questioning whether the encounters were consensual.

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