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Wilkinson Walsh representing Justin Fairfax as accuser describes alleged assault

Ryan Lovelace writes in The National Law Journal, "With both sides now publicly represented by high-profile Washington, D.C., law firms, Justin Fairfax’s accuser came forward Wednesday with a detailed account of the alleged sexual assault that has become one of a series of scandals to roil Virginia politics in recent days.

Vanessa Tyson, an associate professor of politics at Scripps College in California, alleges that Fairfax, the state’s lieutenant governor and a partner at Morrison & Foerster, forced her into oral sex during the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston.

“What began as consensual kissing quickly turned into a sexual assault,” Tyson said in a lengthy statement issued on the letterhead of her law firm, Katz, Marshall & Banks. “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.” READ MORE>>

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