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Second Woman Accuses Virginia Lt. Gov. Fairfax of Rape

HeadlineFeb 11, 2019

Meanwhile, a second woman came forward Friday accusing Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax of sexual assault. Meredith Watson said Fairfax raped her in 2000 while they were both students at Duke University. In a statement, she called the attack “premeditated and aggressive.” Fairfax has denied the accusations and called for the FBI to investigate.

Watson’s statement also said she was raped on another occasion by a Duke basketball player, prior to the alleged rape by Fairfax. Duke reportedly dismissed the rape allegation against the basketball player at the time. Hours after the second sexual assault accusation emerged Friday, Patrick Hope, a member of the Virginia House of Delegates, said he will introduce articles of impeachment against Fairfax if he does not step down by today.

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