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A woman who accused Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexually assaulting her in Boston nearly 15 years ago will meet with prosecutors to discuss her allegations, her attorney said Wednesday.
Vanessa Tyson will meet with members of the Suffolk County district attorney's office to detail her accusations against Fairfax, attorney Debra Katz said in a statement. It came days after District Attorney Rachael Rollins sent a letter to Tyson's legal team to inform them that her office is prepared to investigate should Tyson file a criminal complaint.
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'Usually in sexual assault cases we are not public in any way, but this individual chose to self-report and issued a statement and has a law firm and I felt compelled quite frankly to make sure that her firm knew that we stand ready, willing and able to assist in any way possible,' Rollins, a Democrat who took office last month, said in an interview Wednesday.
Tyson is one of two women who have accused Fairfax of sexual assault, leading to calls for the Democrat to step down. Tyson publicly accused Fairfax this month of forcing her to perform oral sex in his hotel room at the Democratic National Convention in Boston in 2004.
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Later, a second woman issued a statement accusing Fairfax of raping her 19 years ago while they were students at Duke University. Meredith Watson also publicly identified herself.
Fairfax has emphatically denied both accusations and called for authorities to investigate the women's claims. He has said he will not resign from office and vowed to clear his name against what he described as a 'vicious and coordinated...
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