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Fairfax Accuser Demands Virginia Legislature Take Action

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A woman accusing Democratic Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of rape broke her silence on Tuesday.

Meredith Watson has accused Fairfax of raping her, when they were both students at Duke University in 2000. Both Watson and Stanford professor Vanessa Tyson came forward in February, claiming that Fairfax sexually assaulted them. (RELATED: VA Republicans Plan Hearings Into Sexual Assault Allegations Against Justin Fairfax)

Watson told Gayle King on “CBS This Morning,” that she wants the Virginia legislature to take action against the embattled Lieutenant Governor.


“I want some action from the Virginia legislature,” Watson said. “I want the people of Virginia to know the truth, and I would like the Virginia legislature to do the right thing.”

Tyson also appeared on “CBS This Morning,” on Monday, and said that Fairfax made her feel “ashamed,” and “humiliated,” while calling for Fairfax’s resignation. (RELATED: Sexual Assault Accusation Against Virginia Lt. Gov. Fairfax Draws Comparisons To Kavanaugh Claims)

“It should never be a partisan issue,” she said.

After the initial allegations were made against Fairfax nearly two months ago, politicians from both sides of the aisle called on him to step down. However, Fairfax has been defiant, maintaining his innocence, and steadfastly refusing calls for his resignation.

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