Virginia Lt. Gov. Fairfax Denies Second Sexual Assault Allegation: ‘Vicious and Coordinated Smear Campaign’
Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax has a statement out denying the second allegation of sexual assault against him and claiming he is the target of a “vicious and coordinated smear campaign.”
A second woman came forward today accusing Fairfax of raping her in 2000. Former Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe is now calling on Fairfax to resign.
In a statement late this afternoon, Fairfax says, “It is demonstrably false. I have never forced myself on anyone ever. I demand a full investigation into these unsubstantiated and false allegations. Such an investigation will confirm my account because I am telling the truth.”
He says he will clear his name and goes on to claim there is a “vicious and coordinated smear campaign [that] is being orchestrated against me.”
Fairfax concludes by saying he will not resign.
Statement from Justin Fairfax via spox —> pic.twitter.com/y2B67vKigs
— Katherine Faulders (@KFaulders) February 8, 2019
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