Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax resigns from law firm amid sexual assault allegations
The lieutenant governor of Virginia is retiring from a law firm where he has worked since last year amid accusations of sexual assault against him.
Justin Fairfax has been absent from Morrison & Foerster since February after two women publicly accused him of assaulting them in 2000 and 2004. The firm said he had conducted an internal investigation into Fairfax and found no evidence of misconduct during his employment.
Justin had cooperated fully with the investigation said by a man from the firm in a statement to Fox News. He also concluded that their investigation was done and Justin’s license has ended and which was informed to them by Justin. However, Justin has decided to leave the firm and the decision was respected by the company.
Vanessa Tyson, one of Fairfax’s accusers, said that she forced her to have oral sex during 2004, Democratic National Convention in Boston. She said Virginia’s lieutenant governor took advantage of her past as a survivor of “incest.”
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Meredith Watson claimed that Fairfax raped her in 2000 when they were both students at Duke University. Fairfax denied the accusations and said that both meetings were consensual.