The woman who has accused Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexual assault has reportedly given permission to reveal her name:
NBC News is now naming the woman who accuses Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexual assault — a claim he categorically denies. Vanessa Tyson, an associate professor of politics at Scripps College, has provided permission to identify her, per source close to her legal team.
— Geoff Bennett (@GeoffRBennett) February 5, 2019
Now that she's gone public: 1) this is the real deal, scandal-wise; 2) Northam's position just got immeasurably strengthened in the short-term; 3) The backflips and contortions Dems are going to have to do to distinguish this from their position on Kavanaugh will be *hilarious*. https://t.co/nfyDgLBChO
— Esoteric Jeff (@EsotericCD) February 5, 2019
— Rich Manzer (@richmanzer1) February 5, 2019
Uh-oh is right. Because this tweet from a Twitter account that appears to belong to Professor Vanessa Tyson at least suggests that her claim that she was sexually assaulted didn’t just come out of nowhere:
To say the last few weeks have been triggering would be an understatement. Sending love to all the survivors out there whose rapists/assailants called it “consensual” and whose society privileges an old boys club over all else. #MeToo #StandWithSurvivors
— Vanessa C. Tyson (@VanessaCTyson) September 24, 2018
— Mickey White (@BiasedGirl) February 5, 2019
It appears Democrat senators don't believe you. https://t.co/H7LBiNXJpZ
— JWF (@JammieWF) February 5, 2019
Or, if they do, they aren’t willing to say so.
seems like there is a good chance she told someone:https://t.co/3lW4n8ri4l
— Jeryl Bier (@JerylBier) February 5, 2019