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"vanessa tyson" Discussed on The Takeaway
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Sex and money wherever you get podcasts. This is the takeaway. i'm melissa harris. Perry on june eighth. Terry mcauliffe won the democratic primary. Virginia's gubernatorial seat in a distant fifth-place with less than four percent of the vote. Justin fairfax the state's lieutenant governor. It's a stark turnaround of electoral outcomes for fairfax just four. Years ago. When he ran for lieutenant governor. Fairfax won the endorsement of the washington post who described him as quote a bright competent well-versed former federal prosecutor turned corporate attorney. Indeed and twenty nine thousand nine. Fairfax nearly ascended to the top spot in the commonwealth. When governor ralph northam became embroiled in racial scandal after his nineteen eighty-four medical school yearbook photo was unearthed. Showing northam dressed either in black face or as a member of the kkk. North said he could not remember which of the two races costumes. he'd worn that night in language. Similar to what. We heard this week as party. Leaders called for a motive step down. Democrats demanded north resignation. This is what it sounded like in february twenty nineteen. He's lost authority to govern. He cast resign isn't the best interest of the commonwealth is in the best interest of the party. The good news is though is that there is a zero tolerance and people do understand and he needs to resign immediately to stop the pain in virginia and frankly around the nation. The governor of virginia should resign. it's completely unacceptable. I'm sure he's lost. The confidence of the people virginia. And i've been very clear as pressure mounted it seemed north and was out and that he would be replaced by the young african american. Lieutenant governor justin fairfax it. Wasn't that context when the nation met someone. I have known for decades vanessa. Tyson is her name. she says. Lieutenant governor justin. Fairfax assaulted her in two thousand and four now he categorically denies these allegations. The nisa tyson is a professor of political science at scripts college in southern california. I i met vanessa more than twenty years ago having graduated from princeton university with an award-winning senior thesis. She came to the university of chicago to earn a phd in political science. And i'd just begun working as an assistant professor in the department at u chicago vanessa's keen intellect generosity of spirit and deep commitment to racial and gender justice were readily apparent this week. She sat down with me here on the takeaway to discuss the news about governor andrew cuomo and to reflect on her own very public journey over the past several years. I asked how she felt. When she first learned about the new york attorney general's report detailing. Governor cuomo is pattern of sexually harassing women with whom he worked. I mean i wish. I could say i was surprised but the reality is that i'm not. The abuse of power tends to be rampant in our society particularly political power but you know we see abuses across every industry within families within communities and so on. so now i'm not surprised. I asked her to remember back. Twenty nineteen when she first learned about the racist photo scandal. That threatened to unseat. Virginia's governor some of my friends in virginia had told me that it was very likely that governor ralph northam was spine to step down and that my rapist had been would was going to get promoted. And i remember i was actually at a conference and it was a hotel room and i was just. It was a saturday morning. And i was crying in the shower right just sobbing in the show because it seemed so unfair. I had tried to come forward before he was before. Lieutenant governor justin. Fairfax was sworn in. That didn't stop anything. And now it looks like he was going to become governor and i was just horrified. Professor tyson's distress about the possibility of fairfax ascendance was heightened because she had disclosed the alleged assault before two thousand nineteen. I two close friends and later in two thousand seventeen to the washington post. What's interesting is that. I actually tried to come forward in two thousand seventeen and this is fairly well documented. I spend december twenty seventeen before justin fairfax became. Lieutenant governor virginia but had already been elected. I spoke with the washington post on multiple multiple occasions. About what had happened between him and myself in a hotel room in boston during the democratic convention party convention the dnc of two thousand four. And you know. I i did my best to explain to them. What happened for three. And a half months we went back and forth you know and then the washington post decided to can't can the story for lack of a better term according to the washington post quote. The post did not run a story at the time. Because it could not corroborate tyson's account or find similar complaints of sexual misconduct unquote. But this time in two thousand nineteen. There was another account of fairfax as an abuser. Meredith watson classmate of mr fairfax publicly alleged that the lieutenant governor sexually assaulted her in two thousand when they were both college students. At duke university. Watson told her story to gayle king. On cbs scorning. He did things that you shouldn't do to someone without their permission. And i tried several times to get up and leave. Push back down. Lieutenant governor fairfax categorically denied. The allegations made by.
"vanessa tyson" Discussed on KCRW
"Mostly gray out there this morning, But don't worry Sunshine on the way highs for downtown L A in Lynn OC get into the mid to upper seventies later today, it's 6 21. It's morning edition from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep, and I'm no well King. Good morning. Five Democrats are competing to win the party's nomination for governor of Virginia. One of those candidates is Virginia's lieutenant governor, Justin Fairfax. In 19 2002. Women accused him of sexual assault. Those accusations, which Fairfax has repeatedly denied haven't forced him out of office or out of the race for governor. Here's been pave your from member station V P. M enrichment. Two years after two women came forward to accuse him of sexual assault. Virginia Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax maintains his innocence. It is an incredible miscarriage of justice. Falsely accuse someone of these types of crimes, and there'd be no accountability in 2019 Fairfax ordered and passed to polygraph tests. His legal team has pointed out what they say are inconsistencies in his accuser stories. Fairfax has also connected the allegations against him toe larger injustices against black men. Here he is on the debate stage last month, laying into the front runner in the race. Former Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe He treated me Like George Floyd treated me like in a tale. No due process immediately assumed my guilt, and some of his supporters agree. People really get intimidated when you can articulate Move forward and make things happen. Tommy Bennett is a Democratic party activist in Dando, small southern Virginia City. Then it says the lieutenant governor was targeted by his political enemies because he's a black man. On the rise. He saw the sound like Barack Obama. When he started, But the lieutenant governor hasn't raised much money, and he trails McAuliffe, the leading Democrat, by some 40 points. That hasn't dissuaded Bennett. He still can pull it off. Even if the accusations from February 2019 R hanging over his campaign. That's when the two black women came forward Vanessa Tyson accused Fairfax of sexually assaulting her in 4 2002. Days later, MEREDITH Watson accused Fairfax of raping her in 2000 while they were students at Duke University. The lieutenant governor says the encounters were consensual and repeatedly called for investigations by law enforcement. And he says the accusations are politically motivated. It becomes Complete injustice and one that mirror's history of racial injustice. Neither Tyson or Watson agreed to comment for the story. Fairfax says the refusal to publicly respond to his rebuttals undermines their credibility. Debra Katz, an attorney representing Taison, says her client stands by her claims, she says Fairfax is trying to intimidate his accusers. The fact that Justin Fairfax is still here, it seems to be exactly what politicians are doing These days, Cats has represented women involved in high profile sexual misconduct accusations, including ones involving Supreme Court justice Breck Cavanaugh, a New York governor, Andrew Cuomo. She says. They represent a troubling trend in the me to movement Act completely indignant, Never apologize seat, no ground and to the extent that there is an apology, as in the case of Cuomo, it Z. I'm sorry you felt bad, Pat says. The me to movement scored some important victories. And yet we're in a pandemic. Now, priorities have shifted. And there's less of an urgency. It seems still in Virginia. Many Democrats keep Justin Fairfax at arm's length. Ah, lot of people think if you ignore Justin And he'll just go away. Adele Mickler is Fairfax is former policy director and trust me like I definitely hoped that that was the case so I wouldn't have to be speaking to you right now. McLaren now serves as director Virginia's legislative Black Caucus. She says she's speaking out because she's worried. Fairfax uses his public office to bully his accusers. He can't wait to get to that governor's office because not only does he feel entitled to it, but he knows that he can will even greater power over those who spoke against him. Fairfax through an attorney alleged to NPR, the McClure is speaking out because she's supporting a different candidate. Buckler hasn't made any public endorsements, she says before she resigned. Us. Fairfax is policy director. She wanted to believe in a man she once considered a friend. I put everything. Into defending Justin And stood by loyally and just felt completely betrayed. McClure says she began to lose faith in Fairfax after Taison released a statement. The clerk found a compelling and alleges other staff worked to undermine Tyson, and they were desperately desperately throughout the week trying to catch her in a lie to discredit her. McClure alleges they considered a plan that called for using black women and anonymous social media accounts to question Tyson's credibility. I was just like, no, we cannot Attack. We can't attack her. McClure says she thought the plan was later dropped. Fairfax did not respond to NPR's questions about McClaren's account. His former chief of staff, Larry Roberts, said he did not recall those conversations and would not have back that kind of plan. Fairfax has used Twitter to call it the woman by name, labeling them false accusers. Debra Katz, the attorney who represents Taison says others have seemed to follow. Fairfax is lead. She's noticed a handful of anonymous accounts that attacked the lieutenant governor's critics. NPR has not confirmed who was behind the accounts. I believe that this is a weaponized use of Twitter and social media. And I believe it's part of coordinated campaigns. And it does have a chilling effect on women were going to win and win big and 2021 with your help. Thank you all so much. God bless you. Fairfax has had a busy spring. Crisscross the state in a low key low budget campaign focused on education and racial justice. Still, the accusations are on voters minds. Monica Hutchinson is a Democratic Party activist who lives outside of Richmond. She says, whether the accusations against Fairfax True or not, we cannot have anybody be the head of our state. With anything with any dark cloud like that hanging over their head. Instead, Hutchinson is backing state Senator Jennifer McClellan. McClellan and another candidate, Jennifer Carroll, Foy are running to become the first black woman elected governor in the U. S. Hutchinson says black women are ready for a change Every single election we show up. When it's time to pay to pay it back. To let black women lead. There's always a but but but in black women are tired of it. It's not clear what Fairfax will do if you lose is the primary. Either way, he says he plans on continuing a career in public service..
Judge dismisses Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax's lawsuit
"Governor filed an appeal in his $400 million lawsuit against CBS. Tena Governor Justin Fairfax accused the network of staging a political hit job when it reported on sexual assault allegations against him. Saying the network reported the allegations in a way that insinuated he was guilty. But a judge dismissed the suit in February, writing that it wasn't likely that CBS acted with malice when it interviewed Vanessa Tyson and MEREDITH Watson. Both women alleged that Fairfax assaulted them in the early two thousand's Fairfax. Appeal of that ruling comes as he plots to run for governor in 2021. Joan Jones.
Fairfax accusers break silence in Gayle King interviews
"About Justin Fairfax for Lieutenant governor of Virginia. Although all of the top three Democrats in the Commonwealth have weathered their respective political scandals the heat, we'll get turned up just a little bit more this morning on Justin. Fairfax as one of his accusers Vanessa Tyson takes to the airwaves on CBS this morning. That's right. The morning show. Gayle king doing an interview with Vanessa Tyson today tomorrow accuser, Meredith Watson, we'll have her say as she joins. Gayle king for yet. Another interview on CBS this morning, a sustained assault on Justin Fairfax in his credibility as he has tried to get past the scandal of sexual abuse allegations by both women, very interesting turn of events. Gayle king being the one to interview interview them in bring this back to life resurrecting, so far the media has. Done a yeoman's job of ignoring this and putting it on the back burner and covering it up and nothing to see here. Keep moving keep moving because that's what they do. They do that for the Democrats if it were Republican, he wouldn't even we wouldn't even be having this discussion because he would have been gone a long time ago would have been done. This is almost like a slow. This is slow burn here. And Gayle king turning the heat up. I am shocked at this shouldn't so surprised. Why why do you think she's doing this? I just think I don't know. I don't know what the answer to that is. I did see some conservatives who were happy to see that a mainstream outlet like CBS would be willing to give airtime to the accusations. When it seemed like they had survived it meaning that Justin Fairfax had gotten past it nominally. But here you have CBS and Gayle king trying to do their part. Let's see let's let's withhold judgment until we see how these interviews are actually conductive, but here's a little bit. That CBS has released of the Vanessa Tyson interview ahead of the head of the actual broadcast. Particularly for survivors. I think this is incredibly important they need to be heard. We need to be seen. Right. And we need to be treated as the human beings that we are Vanessa Tyson. She was the one who allege that Fairfax had assaulted her at the democratic national convention in Boston in two thousand four this the famous convention where President Obama I made himself gave himself a national profile in that big speech. She came forward in February and is in contact with Suffolk County district attorney invest Suffolk County district attorney in Boston to explore legal options. She wants to testify before the Virginia general assembly and she wants just in Fairfax to resign. I'm curious about this. Like, what does she know? What what is the thing that would satisfy her resignation from public office or that he never hold a job ever? May. What is the thing that she wants? I think some kind of acknowledgement that she actually existed. Is making these accusations because it's like the Keith Ellison story weighing we've carry Monahan, she was begging for someone to take her seriously, and nobody did and the media ignored her and she was ignored yet. Christine Blasi Ford was front and center with all of her accusations from how many years ago thirty some odd years ago being treated as if they were gospel. So I think that these women feel that wait a minute. You're telling me about hashtag me to that. All women are to be believed. But not me why not me. And I think that's what you're seeing. Here is these women want to believe too. If if it's all women will be believed. And that's what you've told us. The the realization that it's only some women who will be believed. I think is pretty startling and hurtful. If you're in the situation, and so that's what they want. They want. They want their voices heard. That's why. Well, Fairfax for his part says that their encounter was consensual when this all happened in two thousand four that wasn't forced oral sex as she
Virginia Republicans want Democrat's sex assault accusers to testify
"Curtis in a move likely to anger. Democrats Virginia's House Republicans invite the two women accusing Lieutenant governor Justin Fairfax of sexual assault and Fairfax himself to testify before house committee political science professor, Dr Steven Farnsworth, having the accusers testify. It's a logical next step in this process. It makes a lot of sense for the legislature. Consider these allegations are very serious allegations. And they need to be dealt with by the legislature. Meredith Watson and Vanessa Tyson Sabeel testify Fairfax maintains the sexual contact. He had with them was consensual. In a statement. His spokeswoman dismissed the GOP plans is
Justin Fairfax Accuser Alleges Rape While at Duke
"Though, Virginia legislative black caucus is calling for Lieutenant governor Justin Fairfax to resign. After a second sexual assault allegation came out. Meredith Watson is accusing Fairfax of raping her while at Duke University in two thousand Watson joins Vanessa Tyson and alleging sexual assault by Fairfax. Lieutenant governor says he denies all the allegations calls it a smear
Justin Fairfax, Meredith Watson And Virginia discussed on Ric Edelman
"Halls for Virginia's Lieutenant governor to resign intensify. After a second woman says she was sexually assaulted by him. Meredith Watson says Justin Fairfax raped her when they were both students at Duke University in two thousand then in a second statement released yesterday, Watson's attorney said Fairfax is trying to smear her client with a typical. She's nuts defense by revealing that she was the victim of another rate. Once she told him about Watson says Fairfax use that information against her in his own statement. Fairfax says he never forced himself on anyone ever. And will not resign. But instead will work to clear his name Watson's accusations. Come after Dr Vanessa Tyson said Thursday Fairfax sexually assaulted her in two thousand four among those calling for Fairfax to step down the Virginia legislative black caucus and Loudon county board of supervisors chair and Fairfax's friend Phyllis Randall, both agree. That she works to clear his name. We still have to govern in the state, and we still have to have an agenda governors the president of the Senate. And so it's. It can't just be about one person clearing their name that has to be about the Commonwealth with. What is good for the Commonwealth delegate? Patrick hope democrat from Arlington says a fear fats doesn't voluntarily stepped down. You'll try to force them out. I believe these
Virginia Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax Denies Allegations Of Sexual Abuse
"The latest scandal in Virginia politics, the Lieutenant governor of that state Justin Fairfax continues. To deny allegations of sexual assault. Brought forth by Dr Vanessa Tyson. A woman that Fairfax met at the democratic national convention in twenty four in Richmond. Reporter Jason Carroll says that Tyson the woman has chosen a notable legal team to represent her that law firm that is representing the same law firm that represented Christine Blasi four now that's important because the law firm that is now representing Fairfax on the other side of this is the same law firm that represented Brett
It's a terrible week for all 3 of Virginia's top elected officials
"Now all three of his top elected officials are battling controversy. Attorney general Mark herring. Is now apologizing for wearing black face when he was a nineteen year old university of Virginia student. He says he and his friends dressed up as rappers at a college party in nineteen eighty in a statement, he apologized saying he is quote, deeply sorry for the pain that I caused with this revelation. He says it's not a reflection of who he is nearly forty years later. He had already called for governor. Ralph Northam to preside over a racist photo in his med school yearbook and the women accusing Virginia's Lieutenant governor of sexual assault is now talking in a statement by her lawyer, Dr Vanessa Tyson outlined, the events of the two thousand four democratic national convention. She says Fairfax exp-. Post himself and forced her to perform oral sex.
Woman details alleged sexual assault by Virginia lieutenant governor
"The woman who accuses Lieutenant governor Justin Fairfax of sexual assault. A college professor releasing a written statement today, Dr Vanessa Tyson recounts in graphic detail her encounter with Fairfax from fifteen years ago, saying what began as consensual kissing quickly turned into a sexual assault. Garrett Tenny in Richmond. Fairfax does not deny an encounter with Tyson during the two thousand four democrat national convention, but he insists it was