Washington Post pushes behind on Justin Fairfax rejection of sexual-assault claim, publishes striking details

Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax issues a rejection to an explain of passionate attack that flush after 15 yearsVideo

Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax issues a rejection to an explain of passionate attack that flush after 15 years

Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax issues a forceful rejection to an explain of passionate attack that flush after 15 years amid a firestorm of domestic debate in a state.

Graphic new sum are rising about a newly suggested explain of passionate attack against Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax, as The Washington Post pushes behind opposite Fairfax’s explain that a journal found critical problems with a bizarre indictment when it primarily opted not to tell a account.

“The Post did not find ‘significant red flags and inconsistencies within a allegations,’ as a Fairfax matter wrongly said,” a Washington Post pronounced in a story published Monday, neatly encountering the lieutenant governor’s statement.


The explain opposite Fairfax, a Democrat, initial flush on a website Big League Politics, a same worried domestic blog that published a now-infamous annual print display someone in blackface and someone in a KKK dress on Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s 1984 annual page. Fairfax has vehemently denied a accusation.

In a pre-dawn rejection on Monday, Fairfax tweeted a matter observant he “has never assaulted anyone—ever—in any way, shape, or form.”

Fairfax pronounced that a accuser, a woman, “first approached a Washington Post” over a year ago, before to Fairfax’s coronation in 2018.

“The Post delicately investigated a explain for several months,” Fairfax’s bureau pronounced in a statement. “After being presented with contribution unchanging with a Lt. Governor’s rejection of a allegation, a deficiency of any justification corroborating a allegation, and poignant red flags and inconsistencies within a allegation, a Post done a deliberate preference not to tell a story.”

In a Monday story, a Washington Post concurred questioning a claims and determining not to publish. But it pronounced a Fairfax matter “incorrectly” claimed a paper found “significant red flags and inconsistencies within a allegations.”

“Fairfax and a lady told opposite versions of what happened in a hotel room with no one else present,” a paper said. “The Washington Post could not find anyone who could uphold possibly version.”


The Washington Post didn’t name a accuser. But a paper pronounced Fairfax and a lady met initial met in Boston during a 2004 Democratic National Convention.

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“The lady described a passionate confront that began with consensual kissing and finished with a forced act that left her great and shaken,” The Washington Post reported. “She pronounced Fairfax guided her to a bed, where they continued kissing, and afterwards during one indicate she satisfied she could not pierce her neck. She pronounced Fairfax used his strength to force her to perform verbal sex.”

The matter from Fairfax said that before Big League Politics posted about it, “not one other creditable media opening has seen fit to atmosphere this fake claim. Only now, during a time of heated media courtesy surrounding Virginia politics, has this fake explain been lifted again.”

“The Lt. Governor will take suitable authorised movement opposite those attempting to widespread this insulting and fake allegation,” a matter read.

Speaking to reporters in Richmond Monday, Fairfax discussed his attribute with a accuser, observant he was 25 and unwed when they met during a convention. He denied any wrongdoing, job it a “consensual encounter.” Fairfax called it a “totally built story” and questioned a timing.

“Such a contrition this is weaponized and used as a allegation since this is a really genuine issue,” Fairfax said.

The Big League Politics post that stirred Fairfax’s rejection published a supposed Facebook post from a lady that read, “Imagine we were intimately assaulted during a DNC Convention in Boston in 2004 by a debate staffer. You spend a subsequent 13 years perplexing to forget it ever happened. Until one day we find out he’s a Democratic claimant for statewide bureau in a state some 3000 miles away, and he wins that choosing in Nov 2017. Then, by strange, terrible luck, it seems increasingly expected that he’ll get a VERY BIG promotion.”

She did not name Fairfax, though a news pragmatic she was referring to a major governor.

The rejection comes amid a domestic firestorm in Virginia, as a print of a administrator emerged display a male in blackface and another in Ku Klux Klan clothe in his 1984 medical propagandize yearbook. On Monday, a boss of The College of William Mary pronounced Northam will no longer attend events on campus Friday since of a controversy.

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Northam, a Democrat, has denied being in a photo, notwithstanding primarily revelation to being in a picture, and instead concurred extinguishing his face for another arise that same year, when he dressed as thespian Michel Jackson as partial of a talent contest.


Northam asserted regularly over a weekend that he would not renounce from his post, notwithstanding a call of critique from 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls, Democratic lawmakers and Republicans perfectionist he leave office.

If Northam did determine to resign from his post, Fairfax would assume a governorship. Over a weekend, Fairfax condemned the extremist photo and pronounced he “cannot acquit a actions from his past.” Fox News has schooled that Fairfax was not invited to a assembly Northam hold Sunday dusk with his aides.

The print resurfaced after Northam sparked snub final week with comments about a argumentative termination check that one unite had pronounced could concede women to cancel a pregnancy adult until a impulse before birth.

Northam reportedly spent most of Sunday inside his home assembly with tighten advisers who—to during slightest some degree—have incompatible opinions on how to proceed. Some wish a administrator to quarrel through and work to reconstruct his image. Pam Northam, a state’s initial lady, wants her father to continue to fight, a paper reported, citing dual sources.

Fox News’ Garrett Tenney and The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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