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Fairfax Accuser Wants to Testify Before Virginia Assembly

Vanessa Tyson, one of two women who have accused Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexual assault, said Monday that she wants to testify in front the Virginia Assembly rather than have an investigation carried out by state lawmakers, for fear its findings might be covered up.

Tyson, an associate professor of political science at Scripps College in Claremont, Calif., also said Fairfax should resign.

“I don’t want this to ever, ever, ever happen to [any of my students],” Tyson said during an appearance on “CBS This Morning,” adding that she also came forward because “the Virginia people need to know who they elected.”

Tyson claims that Fairfax assaulted her in 2004 when they were both working at the Democratic National Convention in Boston.

Fairfax’s other accuser, Meredith Watson, alleges that Fairfax raped her in 2000 when both were students at Duke University.

Fairfax, 40, the second African American to win a statewide election in Virginia after former Gov. Douglas Wilder, has denied the allegations of both women, saying they were part of a “vicious and coordinated smear campaign.”

On Sunday, a spokesperson for Fairfax said the lieutenant governor had taken two polygraph tests that showed “no wrongdoing whatsoever.”

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