(Matt Demlein, WRVA)

Lawyers For Lieutenant Governor Renew Investigation Request

Send Letter To Prosecutors in Durham

July 10, 2019 - 3:15 pm

Richmond, Va. (Newsradiowrva.com) -- Lawyers for Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax have sent a letter to prosecutors in Durham, requesting, yet again, a criminal investigation into allegations that he raped Meredith Watson when both were students at Duke University in 2000.  The letter also states that they know of an eyewitness that backs up Fairfax's claim that the sex was consensual.  Fairfax has repeatedly asked for criminal investigations into Watson's claims, as well as an allegation by Vanessa Tyson that Fairfax sexually assaulted her in Boston in 2004.

Watson's lawyer responds that Fairfax's story keeps changing, and says what the Lieutenant Governor is trying to do is avoid public hearings.  Both women have asked for the General Assembly to get involved. 

The House of Delegates has been unable to agree on a format for hearings into Fairfax.