Yet Another Virginia Politician Caught In Blackface Scandal


Virginia Blackface Scandal Ensnares Top State Republican

A second woman has accused Virginia Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax of rape. Mr. Fairfax's attack was premeditated and aggressive. A two-thirds majority in the Senate is needed to remove Fairfax from office. "In one 2016 email provided by her attorneys regarding a campaign fundraiser for Lt. Gov. Fairfax, Watson replied to the original sender ".Justin raped me in college and I don't want to hear anything about him.

Kaneedreck Adams, 40, an attorney who attended Duke with Watson and said in the spring of 2000, when they lived across from each other in on-campus apartments, Watson came to her crying. "I have never ever forced myself on anyone ever".

As for Fairfax, the congressional Democrats said the sexual assault allegations against the lieutenant governor "need to be taken very seriously", but stopped short of demanding a formal investigation. "Such an investigation will confirm my account because I am telling the truth", Fairfax said on Friday. Given his false assertions, I'm compelled to make clear what happened. The governor said at that event that he would not resign unless he decided he wouldn't be able to govern effectively.

Dr. Tyson did not tell anyone in 2004 about the encounter with Mr. Fairfax, according to people close to her legal team, and she did not notify or file a complaint with police...

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Watson's allegation is, if anything, more substantial than that of his initial accuser, Vanessa Tyson.

The congressional delegation indicated it was withholding final judgment on Herring, widely seen as showing more honest contrition, while he continued efforts to mend fences with Virginia's political establishment.

Following the Northam and initial Fairfax allegation, Attorney General Mark Herring - in line to become governor if Northam and Fairfax resign - admitted putting on blackface in the 1980s, when he was a college student.

The statement said that Watson is not seeking financial damages, but is simply requesting that Fairfax resign from office.

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The accusations were made in statement from Meredith Watson, who says Fairfax raped her when they were students at Duke University. "I also shared the allegation and my account of the events with a number of leaders in Richmond because then, as now, I have nothing to hide".

In her response, Tyson called Fairfax's attempts to discredit her "deceitful, offensive, and profoundly unsettling".

The statement demands for Fairfax's "immediate resignation" due to the "alleged assault and his vicious attacks on Tyson" being "disqualifying for a public servant". Northam apologized for the photo, but denied he was in it.

Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey had described Tyson's allegations as "deeply disturbing" and said they "should be thoroughly investigated".

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Northam has come under fire since Big League Politics last week surfaced the governor's page from the 1984 Eastern Virginia Medical School yearbook, which features a photo of a person wearing blackface and a person wearing a Ku Klux Klan outfit standing side by side.

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