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Friday, February 08, 2019

Vanessa Tyson's story is credible. Further investigation could fulfill the 'preponderance of the evidence' standard

Professor Vanessa Tyson finally issued a public statement through her legal counsel at Katz, Marshall, & Banks, detailing the full extent of her rape allegation against Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax. The allegation, if true, is devastating.

Tyson describes the assault as follows:

[O]n the afternoon of the third day of the [Democratic National] Convention, July 28, 2004, Mr. Fairfax suggested that I get some fresh air by accompanying him on a quick errand to retrieve documents from his room in a nearby hotel. Given our interactions up to that time, I had no reason to feel threatened and agreed to walk with him to his hotel. I stood in the entryway of the room and after he located the documents, he walked over and kissed me. Although surprised by his advance, it was not unwelcome and I kissed him back. He then took my hand and pulled me towards the bed. I was fully clothed in a pantsuit and had no intention of taking my clothes off or engaging in sexual activity ... Mr. Fairfax put his hand behind my neck and forcefully pushed my head towards his crotch. Only then did I realize that he had unbuckled his belt, unzipped his pants, and taken out his penis. He then forced his penis into my mouth. Utterly shocked and terrified, I tried to move my head away, but could not because his hand was holding down my neck and he was much stronger than me. As I cried and gagged, Mr. Fairfax forced me to perform oral sex on him. I cannot believe, given my obvious distress, that Mr. Fairfax thought this forced sexual act was consensual. To be very clear, I did not want to engage in oral sex with Mr. Fairfax and I never gave any form of consent. Quite the opposite. I consciously avoided Mr. Fairfax for the remainder of the Convention and I never spoke to him again.


Anonymous said...

Seems a lot clearer than "I don't remember how who drove me home or who else might have been there after drinking I can't remember how many beers" that we head from the Kavanagh accusations from blurred memories from an incident that may or may not have happened 40 years ago.
I can't believe that the WaPo sat on this.
Wait a minute, it's the WaPo...and this was a Democrat so...I guess I can.

Anonymous said...

Just another political hatchet job
. I don’t believe a word of it.

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to see Fairfax chained up and led away to JAIL.

Anonymous said...

I assume she does not posses teeth?


Come on.

Bite the darn thing off and spit it in his face.
Why wouldn't you?

I don't believe a word of it either.