Lieutenant Governor Fairfax, Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax, Fairfax discussed on The Drive Home with Jillian Barberie and John Phillips
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So as you'll recall to recap the last few episodes of days of our lives, the governor of Virginia Ralph northern was caught with his hand in the womb saying that infanticide is okay. This prompted somebody from his medical schools, by the way, his medical school yearbook page contains a photo of either him or one of his friends in black face next to a photo of other him or one of his friends in KKK outfit. This came out. Northern was in trouble. He then came forward and said, I apologize that that picture was on the page, and then he apologized again. But he said I wasn't in that picture. It's not me. Also, one time I dressed up in black face as Michael Jackson's do the moonwalk at a dance competition, and this created an impetus inside the Democratic Party. He had to go enough of Ralph northern he dressed up in a bad way in nineteen eighty-five. He did something racist in nineteen eighty-five finish him enough. We should replace him with Justin. Fairfax the up and coming brilliant young Lieutenant governor of Virginia. Then turned out things went wrong for Justin Fairfax because the day that this began being discussed it turned out that Justin. Fairfax had been hit with an allegation that in two thousand four he sexually assaulted a woman and Justin Fairfax was angry about it. And I'm old enough to remember when getting angry about knack was enough for people to say, you don't have the judicial temperament Justin Fairfax. It was reported today said about his accuser F B word in the privacy of his of his sort of internal conversations. And I'll be honest with you if somebody accused me falsely of sexual assault. I'd be pretty dang upset. But Democrats don't get to stand on that leg considering that they said the bread Cavanaugh being upset about sexual assault. Allegations was just evidence that he was probably guilty. Well, now, Lieutenant governor Fairfax has put out a statement and says I'd like to begin by emphasizing how important it is for us to listen to women when they come forward with allegations of sexual assault or harassment as a former prosecutor and someone who is close with the number of women who are survivors of sexual assault. I know that many survivors of sexual assault suffer in silence. And it is absolutely essential to their healing, and our healing as a culture that we give all survivors, the space and support the voice their stories regarding the allegation that has been made against me. While this allegation has been built surprising and hurtful I also recognize that no one makes charges of this kind lately. And I take it and the situation very seriously. This has been an emotional couple of days for me, and my family and in my remarks on Monday, I think you could hear how emotional dealing with an allegation that I know is not true has been for me as I have stated previously fifteen years ago when I was an unmarried law student, I had a consensual encounter with the woman who made the allegation at no time did she expressed any discomfort or concern about our interactions. Neither during that encounter nor during the months that following followed it when she stayed in touch with me, nor the past fifteen years, she in no way indicated that anything had happened between us the made her uncomfortable. The first indication I had that she felt anything that happened between us fifteen years ago that made her uncomfortable was when I was contacted by national media organization shortly before my inauguration in two thousand eighteen I voluntarily met with their staff in person told them what I knew about the. Encounter and responded to all of their questions. I also shared the allegation and my account of the events with a number of leaders in Richmond. Because then as now I have nothing to hide Justin. Fairfax Lieutenant governor of Virginia. I would like to encourage the media my supporters and others put the woman made this allegation and my family with respect for how painful the situation can be for everyone involved. I wish her no harm humiliation. Nor do I see to denigrate her or diminish your voice. Okay. Now this lady has come forward, and she has released a statement of her own. She's done it via a law firm. The same law firm used by Christine, blazey, Ford, cats Marshall and banks, of course, being the famous accuser of Brad Kavanagh. And here is what Dr Vanessa Tyson says in her statement, she says on the night of Friday, February I twenty nineteen I read multiple news accounts, indicating that Virginia Lieutenant governor Justin Fairfax would likely be elevated to governor as an immediate result of a scandal involving governor Ralph northern this news flooded me with painful memories, bringing back feelings of grief. Shame and anger that stemmed from an incident with Mr. Fairfax that occurred in July two thousand four during the democratic national convention. In Boston, I met Mr. Fairfax on July twenty six two thousand four when he and I were working at the convention. We struck up a conversation on the first day of the convention and soon realized we had a mutual friend. We crossed paths occasionally during the first few days, and our interactions were cordial, but not flirtatious we commiserated about our long work hours on the afternoon of the third day of the convention July twenty eighth two thousand four Mr. Fairfax suggested I get some fresh air by accompanying him on a quick errands 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 way of the Roman after he located documents. He walked over and kissed me surprised by his advanced who was not unwelcome and I kissed him back. He then took my head in toward the bed. I was fully clothed in a pantsuit ahead, no intention of taking my clothes off or engaging in sexual activity in the back of my mind. I also knew I needed to return to the convention headquarters. This is the accuser against Lieutenant governor Justin Fairfax Virginia. What began as consensual kissing quickly turned into a sexual assaults. Mr. Fairfax, put his hand behind my neck and forcefully pushed my head toward his crotch only. Then that I realized he had unbuckled his belt unzipped his. Pants and removed. His genitals. Then forces genitals into my mouth utterly shocked terrified I tried to move ahead head away, but could not because his hand was holding down my neck, and he was much stronger than me as I cried and gag, Mr.. Fairfax forced me to perform certain acts on him. I cannot believe given my obvious distress that Mr. Fairfax thought this forced sexual acts was consensual to be very clear, I did not want to engage in this act with Mr. Fairfax never gave it 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. All right there. You actually have a factual claim that is either true or false that she never spoke to him. Again. He says that she spoke to him several times afterward contact him it cetera after the assault. She says I suffered from deep deep humiliation and shame. I did not speak about it for years. And I like most survivors suppressed those memories and emotions as a necessary means to continue my studies and pursue my goal of building a successful career. As an academic at the time. I found this horrific incident, especially degrading, giving my regular volunteer work at a local rape crisis center over the next decade or so I would go on to earn my PHD from the university of. Chicago and become a tenured professor at scripts college, a prestigious women's college in Claremont, California years later in October of two thousand seventeen I saw a picture of Mr. Fairfax accompanying an article in the root about his campaign for Lieutenant governor Virginia the image hit me like a ton of bricks triggering buried traumatic memories in the feelings of humiliation. I felt so intensely back in two thousand four prior to reading the article, I not followed Mr. Fairfax's career and did not know that he was seeking public office. Unsure of what to do. I felt it was crucial to tell close friends of mine in Virginia who are voters about the assault. This this account continues for two more four page. Two more full pages lets you talked about how she talked to the Washington Post it had just in Fairfax mischaracterized her accounts and mischaracterized the Washington Post response to it. She says Mr. Fairfax suggestion that the Washington Post found me not to be credible was deceitful offensive and profoundly upsetting has continued to smear campaign by pointing to reporters for two thousand seven educational video in which I talked about being the victim of incest and molestation in that video. I did not talk about being assaulted by Mr. Fairfax. This of course is not proof. He did not sexually assault me. His reliance on this video to say the opposite is despicable and an offense to sexual assault, survivors everywhere and she continues by saying with tremendous anguish. I am sharing. This information about my experience and setting the record straight. It has been extremely difficult to relive that. From attic experience from two thousand four Mr. Fairfax's tried to brand me as a liar to his national audience in service to his political ambitions and has threatened litigation given his false assertions. I'm compelled to make clear what happened I very much wish to resume my life as an academic. And professor I do not want to get further embroiled in this highly charged political environment. This is the only statement I and my legal team will be making that is not the end of the story, obviously. So the tendon governor Justin Fairfax, he's in trouble too. So got northern trouble. Fairfax in trouble. Fortunately for Democrats the third in line for the governorship of Regina. Virginia attorney general a guy named Mark herring. Democrat who is going to run for governor in two thousand twenty one anyway. Well, then things went wrong for him too. Because this is just a domino effect of stupidity. And and evil apparently Virginia turning general Markarian said Wednesday he dressed in black face during college elevating the capital scandals to a new level that engulfs the entire executive branch of government. Now, hearing governor Ralph northern and Lieutenant governor just in Fairfax. This takes three top Democrats are each embroiled in separate scandals that threaten their career also on Wednesday the woman who has accused Fairfax of sexual assault made her first public statements going into graphic detail of an alleged two thousand four attack which Fairfax has vehemently denied herring. Put out a statement in which he admitted that he darkened his skin addresses rapper Kurtis blow for nineteen eighty college party when he was nineteen. He says it sounds ridiculous. Even now writing it, but because of our ignorance and glib attitudes. And because we did not have an appreciation for the experiences and perspectives of others we dressed up and put on wigs and Brown makeup. He says this. Clearly shows that as young man, I had callous an inexcusable lack of awareness and insensitivity to the pain. My behavior could inflict on others. It was really a minimization of both people of color and a minimization of a horrific history. I knew well, even then and then he suggested that he knew the photo would someday surface. He says I have a glaring example from my past that I have thought about with deep regret in the many years since and certainly each time I took a step forward in public service realizing that my goals in his memory could someday collide and cause pain for people. I care about those who stood with me in the many years since or those who hope to serve while in office, and he has apparently stepped down from one particular position as head of a bar association. I guess well. So this the the real problem for him is that he already called for governor nor them to resign over the photo. So this is a problem for him. I'll explain in just a second. Why all Free Democrats are in trouble and wild three Democrats are likely to survive. First. Let's talk about the underwear that currently Grace's at your took us. So if you're big Valentine's Day surprise because consists of going over to local grocery store and buying a bag of Hershey's kisses. You.