Woman accusing Virginia Lt Gov Justin Fairfax of sexual assault renews calls for Democrat to resign

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One of the two women accusing Virginia Lt Gov Justin Fairfax of sexual assault revealed disturbing details about the alleged incident during her first on-air interview since coming forward in February.

Vanessa Tyson sat down with CBS This Morning's Gayle King to discuss her claims that Fairfax forced her to perform oral sex on him when the pair were attending the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston.

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The politics professor at Scripps College in California, who was volunteering at a rape crisis center around the time she met Fairfax, said she had told him about her history as a survivor of incest and he took advantage of her vulnerability.

She said she didn't tell anyone about the alleged assault for years but finally decided to speak up because 'Virginia people need to know who it is that they elected'.

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Tyson then renewed her calls for Fairfax to resign.

Fairfax has denied Tyson's allegations and those brought by a second woman, Meredith Watson. He issued a statement Sunday saying he passed polygraph tests questioning whether the encounters were consensual.

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Speaking on the floor of the state Senate in February, the Democrat complained about a 'rush to judgment' and warned that his situation could devolve into a 'political lynching without any due process'.

Tyson condemned that characterization in the Monday interview, calling Fairfax's response to the allegations 'disgraceful, irresponsible and manipulative.'

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Tyson said when she first met Fairfax, she found him to be 'very friendly' and 'very charismatic' as the pair struck up a conversation after learning they had a mutual friend.

'It wasn't flirtatious at all,' Tyson said during the CBS interview this week. 'I certainly felt he was harmless. There were no red flags that suggested to me that he was a threat.'

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