Now that the accuser, an associate politics professor at Scripps College in California, released her detailed statement accusing Democrat Virginia LG Justin Fairfax of forcing her to perform oral sex on him in a hotel room during the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston, the National Organization of Women is calling on Fairfax to resign as Virginia’s lieutenant governor.
“This is more important than who is going to be the next governor of Virginia.”
Justin Fairfax Must Resign - NOW Believes Survivors Statement by National NOW President Toni Van Pelt
WASHINGTON - The National Organization for Women (NOW) calls on Justin Fairfax to remove himself from the line of succession by resigning his office.
Dr. Vanessa Tyson has made the brave decision to come forward and reveal in her own words what happened between her and Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax during the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston. Her story is horrifying, compelling and clear as day - and we believe her. We believe and support survivors. We always believe and support survivors.
This is more important than who is going to be the next governor of Virginia. This isn't about politics. It's about a woman who has experienced sexual assault - a serious crime - at the hands of a powerful man, who is now attacking her character. In order to tear down the systemic and toxic sexism in this country, we must speak out against it.
Enough is enough.
Conservative have been saying this all along: Democrats will quickly regret abandoning due process in the court of public opinion. They have no right to feign outrage now and demand a fair hearing.
Justice Kavanaugh’s life was flipped upside down when his accusers came forward, and he still responded with class: “I respect her and the courage it took to come forward. I believe something happened to her, but it was not me.”
Fairfax’s response to his accuser was simply: “F*ck that b*tch!”