Virginia Lt. Gov Fairfax Reportedly Says ‘F*ck That Bitch’ in Private Meeting on Accuser; Staff Denies Story
Virginia Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax just released a new denial of the sexual assault charge that’s been raised against him, and it seems to come on the heels of emerging reports that he is privately disparaging his accuser, Dr. Vanessa Tyson.
The state government of Virginia has been under siege for the last few days due to a flurry of controversy surrounding their top officials. Tyson has accused Fairfax of assaulting her at the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Massachusetts, Governor Ralph Northam is still under fire over the racially-charged picture from his med school yearbook profile, and now, Attorney General Mark Herring has admitted to his own instance of wearing blackface at a college party.
As Herring put out a statement to address the blackface matter, Fairfax posted a message of his own, denying the allegation again and saying “I cannot agree with the description of events that I know is not true.”
— Justin Fairfax (@FairfaxJustin) February 6, 2019
Interestingly, Fairfax’s statement came as NBC’s Geoff Bennett and Jonathan Allen were about to report on a private meeting the lieutenant governor held on Monday. According to the two reporters, Fairfax used part of this gathering to insult Tyson and said “f*ck that bitch” in reference to her.
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.”
— @GeoffRBennett & @jonallendc
— Kasie Hunt (@kasie) February 6, 2019
Justin Fairfax said “fuck that bitch” as he tried to discredit his accuser during a private meeting Monday night, sources tell @NBCNews’ @GeoffRBennett and me.
— Jonathan Allen (@jonallendc) February 6, 2019
Washington Post‘s Fenit Nirappil says he heard from Fairfax’s chief of staff, who denies he ever said his alleged profanities.
Justin Fairfax's chief of staff denies that Fairfax said "fuck that bitch" in regards to Vanessa Tyson at a private Monday night meeting, as reported by @NBCPolitics.
"Absolutely not true. I was there."
— Fenit Nirappil (@FenitN) February 6, 2019
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