VA Lt. Governor Calls For Investigation. His Accusers Call It A Stunt

The women accusing Virginia Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax of sexual assault are reacting to Fairfax urging a formal investigation of the claims. This comes after attorneys for Fairfax directed letters this week to prosecutors in several states, urging for the matter to either be looked into or dropped. Dr. Vanessa Tyson’s attorneys call the letter a political stunt. Tyson accused Fairfax of forcing her to perform oral sex after meeting at the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston. A statement from the attorney of Meredith Watson says Fairfax’s claim that he is being blackmailed by her is defamatory. Fairfax claims both encounters were consensual.