WASHINGTON (FoxNews.com) - The woman who has accused Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexual assault, Vanessa Tyson, has released statement detailing the allegations, FoxNews.com reports.
"With tremendous anguish, I am now sharing this information about my experience and setting the record straight. It has been extremely difficult to relive that traumatic experience from 2004. Mr. Fairfax has tried to brand me as a liar to a national audience, in service to his political ambitions, and has threatened litigation. Given his false assertions, I’m compelled to make clear what happened," she said, in part, in a statement.
Statement of Dr. Vanessa Tyson by on Scribd
Tyson, an associate professor of politics at Scripps College in Claremont, California alleges that Fairfax forced her to perform oral sex on him during an encounter at the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston.
According to a profile of Fairfax on the website of his alma mater, Columbia Law School, the future lieutenant governor was working as a so-called "body man" for vice presidential nominee John Edwards.
Fairfax has denied any wrongdoing and described the encounter as consensual.
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