Law Firm Suspends Fairfax from Payroll

The law firm that employs Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax has put him on leave pending investigations into growing allegations of sexual assault. Two women have now accused the embattled second in command of the state of inappropriate sexual advances. One says Fairfax lured her into a hotel room at the 2004 Democratic National Convention and raped her, and a second came out on Feb. 8th accusing him of raping her while they were undergrads at Drake University. The law firm says they believe it’s important to respect “all persons making such allegation with respect and sensitivity.”

MEANWHILE, MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski claims there’s a racial double standard in the Fairfax case. While bemoaning that there have been no legal proceedings yet—apparently forgetting the precedent virulent Democrats set in the Kavanaugh case—the “Morning Joe” co-host said she’s “worried about it for Democrats” and is concerned about a different reaction to the allegations against Fairfax compared with the allegations Gov. Ralph Northam wore blackface in the 1980s.

Fairfax Accuser Comes Forward via Statement

The woman accusing Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexually assaulting her at a Democratic National Convention more than ten years ago is speaking out. In a statement released Wednesday afternoon, Dr. Vanessa Tyson describes the incident in 2004 in which Fairfax used the pretense of getting some paperwork in a hotel room to lure her into the room. One of Tyson’s colleagues says she described the incident last fall. Fairfax says the encounter was consensual.