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PoliticsJustin Fairfax, Virginia’s Lieutenant Governor, Denies Sexual Assault Allegation

19:30  04 february  2019
19:30  04 february  2019 Source:   nytimes.com

Virginia lieutenant governor's accuser consults law firm

Virginia lieutenant governor's accuser consults law firm A person close to the legal team says the woman accusing Justin Fairfax has retained a Washington law firm and is consulting about next steps. The person insisted on anonymity. A firm founding partner, Debra Katz, represented Christine Blasey Ford, who accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her decades ago when they were teenagers. He denied the allegation and was confirmed to the court. The Associated Press is not reporting the Fairfax allegation because the organization hasn't confirmed it. Associated Press writer Julie Pace contributed from Washington.

Justin Edward Fairfax (born February 17, 1979) is an American attorney and politician serving as the 41st Lieutenant Governor of Virginia since 2018.

Justin was elected Lieutenant Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia on November 7, 2017. Justin is only the second African-American in history, and the first in nearly 30 years since the tenure of Governor L. Douglas Wilder, to be elected to statewide office in Virginia . His Inauguration took place

Justin Fairfax, Virginia’s Lieutenant Governor, Denies Sexual Assault Allegation© Steve Helber/Associated Press Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax issued a middle-of-the-night statement denying an allegation that he once committed sexual assault.

RICHMOND, Va. — Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of Virginia issued a statement Monday morning denying an unsubstantiated allegation of sexual assault that a right-wing media site published amid extraordinary political turmoil in the state that has raised the possibility of Mr. Fairfax becoming the next governor.

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In a statement issued at 2:55 a.m., aides to Mr. Fairfax — a Democrat who has drawn national attention as Gov. Ralph Northam considers resigning over past racist behavior — said the allegation was “false” and that Mr. Fairfax had “never assaulted anyone — ever — in any way, shape or form.” The aides said that Mr. Fairfax is considering “appropriate legal action against those attempting to spread this defamatory and false allegation.”

Virginia lieutenant governor's accuser retains law firm that represented Kavanaugh accuser

Virginia lieutenant governor's accuser retains law firm that represented Kavanaugh accuser A source close to the legal team for Fairfax’s accuser confirmed Tuesday that she has hired Katz, Marshall and Banks.

Joy Reid goes one on one with Virginia Lieutenant governor -elect Justin Fairfax , who became the second African American ever elected to Virginia statewide

The Lieutenant Governor is a constitutional officer of the Commonwealth of Virginia . The Lieutenant Governor is elected every four years along with the Governor and Attorney General.

The Fairfax aides said The Washington Post investigated the allegation around the time of the lieutenant governor’s inauguration in January 2018 and chose not to publish a story.

A spokeswoman for The Post did not immediately have a comment on the statement.

The Times has reached out to intermediaries for the woman who has made the allegation. They did not immediately comment on Monday morning.

As Mr. Northam met Monday morning with advisers in the state capitol complex here to discuss his future, stunned legislators arrived to word that of the middle-of-the-night statement by the Fairfax aides after the publication of the story by the right-wing website, Big League Politics.

Virginia lt. gov. retains Kavanaugh's lawyers. His accuser hires Christine Blasey Ford's.

Virginia lt. gov. retains Kavanaugh's lawyers. His accuser hires Christine Blasey Ford's. The two law firms that represented Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh and his accuser Christine Blasey Ford are involved in another high-profile sexual assault accusation -- this time in Virginia. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); The law firm that represented Kavanaugh during his contentious confirmation hearings last fall is representing embattled Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax as he defends himself against allegations of sexual assault.

Justin Fairfax : 'The governor needed to apologize and I am glad that he did so'. Virginia ' s Lt. Virginia Governor Ralph Northam speaks with reporters at a press conference at the Governor 's mansion on Northam denies allegations that he is pictured in a yearbook photo wearing racist attire.

Justin E. Fairfax , the lieutenant governor of Virginia , is the next in line to become governor should Gov. Ralph Northam step down. Mr. Northam is under intense pressure to resign after admitting that he posed in a racist costume as a medical student more than 30 years ago.

The allegation threw Virginia’s government into a deeper state of chaos, just two days after Mr. Northam admitted that in 1984 he had used shoe polish to darken his face for a Michael Jackson-themed dance party but denied in the same year that he had appeared in blackface or a Ku Klux Klan robe.

Arriving to the state capitol for the Legislature’s weekly session on Monday, House Speaker Kirk Cox told reporters he did not want to pursue impeachment against Mr. Northam, saying that he hoped the governor would quit of his volition. He acknowledged that he was unsure if Mr. Northam’s conduct met the threshold for impeachment.

After the 39-year-old Mr. Fairfax, the third in line to become governor is the state attorney general, Mark Herring, a Democrat who had already indicated plans to run for governor in 2021.

Fairfax staffers resign as Virginia lieutenant governor battles sexual assault allegations.
Several staff members working for Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax (D) have resigned amid two accusations of sexual assault that have been brought against him. The Washington Post and The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported Monday that two government staffers to Fairfax as well as two employees at his political action committee have resigned. The government staffers who resigned are policy director Adele McClure and scheduling director Julia Billingsly. The employees from the political action committee who quit are Dave Mills and Courtney McCargo.

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