Attorneys representing a university professor who alleged Virginia Lieutenant Gov. Justin Fairfax (D) sexually assaulted her say their shopper is prepared to testify at impeachment proceedings or to cooperate with regulation enforcement in an investigation of her claims.
In an announcement Saturday evening, attorneys Debra Katz and Lisa Banks write that Vanessa Tyson is “totally ready” to testify underneath oath on her declare that Fairfax assaulted her on the 2004 Democratic Nationwide Conference in Boston.
“In response to 2 credible claims of sexual assault, by ladies with no connection to 1 one other, Lt. Governor Fairfax has claimed that the ladies lied about what he insists had been
consensual sexual encounters and has baselessly and callously tried to discredit these ladies,” Katz and Banks write.
“We’re assured that after the Virginia legislature hears Dr. Tyson’s harrowing account of this sexual assault, the testimony of many corroborating witnesses, and proof of his makes an attempt to mislead the general public about The Washington Submit’s choice to not run a narrative in 2018, it can conclude that he lacks the character, health and credibility to serve in any capability,” they proceed.
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The assertion from Tyson’s attorneys come as a number of distinguished Democrats together with high 2020 presidential contenders reminiscent of Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) have known as for Fairfax’s resignation following a second lady’s allegations of rape towards Fairfax that turned public this week.
A Democratic member of Virginia’s Home of Delegates mentioned Friday that the legislature plans to introduce articles of impeachment towards Fairfax until he steps down. The allegations towards the lieutenant governor come as Virginia’s governor, Ralph Northam (D), and Legal professional Normal Mark Herring (D) face their very own scandals over admissions of previous use of blackface.
“On Monday, I will likely be introducing articles of impeachment for Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax if he has not resigned earlier than then,” Del. Patrick Hope (D) wrote on Twitter.
Fairfax was additionally eliminated from his publish as chairman of the Democratic Lieutenant Governors Affiliation (DLGA) on Friday following the second accusation towards him.