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PoliticsFairfax staffers resign as Virginia lieutenant governor battles sexual assault allegations

00:15  12 february  2019
00:15  12 february  2019 Source:   thehill.com

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

Justin Fairfax, Virginia’s Lieutenant Governor, Denies Sexual Assault Allegation 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. Sign Up For the Morning Briefing Newsletter 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.

Fairfax staffers resign as Virginia lieutenant governor battles sexual assault allegations© Getty 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. Mills was the executive director of the PAC, called We Rise Together, and McCargo was a fundraiser for the committee, according to the Times-Dispatch.

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Fairfax spokesperson Lauren Burke is still employed by the PAC, while Larry Roberts - Fairfax's chief of staff - has also remained with him, according to the Times-Dispatch.

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Burke declined to tell the Post why the employees resigned.

"This is a part-time office, so it's not a big staff to begin with," Burke said.

Two women, Vanessa Tyson and Meredith Watson, have come forward to accuse Fairfax of sexual assault.

Watson's attorney released a statement last week alleging Fairfax raped her in 2000 when they were both students at Duke University. Tyson has accused Fairfax of sexually assaulting her in 2004 at the Democratic National Convention in Boston.

Fairfax has said both encounters were consensual.

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