After rumors came out insinuating that Virginia Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax had been involved in a sexual assault in the past, he has decided to come out with a response to the accusations.
According to Fairfax, the accusations are not only false, but they were also explicitly timed in order to inflict maximum damage to his current quiet campaign to become governor, and they are being driven by someone attempting to undermine his position.
His theory seems targeted at Governor Ralph Northam and his group of supporters. However, it is worth pointing out that there might be a potential conflict of interests on both sides.
Fairfax is reportedly in line to take over Northam’s post in the event of his eventual resignation.
Northam himself is on thin ice after a compromising photo of him was published, portraying him in a racist context.
According to Fairfax, while the alleged sexual encounter did take place, it was entirely consensual.
He added that the leaks could be coming from Northam’s supporters, although he was quick to retract that statement afterward, claiming that he did not have any substantial evidence that this was the case.
The situation is still unfolding, and both sides seem to be under heavy scrutiny right now.
It is entirely possible that things could swing either way at this point, and supporters of both Fairfax and Northam have been getting increasingly worried over the developments.
Levar Stoney, current Mayor of Richmond, has been pointed out as a potential root source of the leak, although this is yet to be confirmed at this stage.
Vanessa Tyson, the alleged victim of sexual, opened up about the incident in a statement that read: "With tremendous anguish, I am now sharing this information about my experience and setting the record straight. Given his false assertions, I'm compelled to make clear what happened."
She added: "What began as consensual kissing quickly turned into a sexual assault. I cannot believe, given my obvious distress, that Mr. Fairfax thought this forced sexual act was consensual. To be very clear, I did not want to engage in oral sex with Mr. Fairfax, and I never gave 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."
The whole Democratic Party is in a lot of trouble in the state of Virginia.