Vanessa Tyson, the woman who has accused Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexually assaulting her, has released a statement:
BREAKING: Vanessa Tyson releases statement detailing alleged assault by @LGJustinFairfax. In lengthy statement she says she does not plan to file charges and will not do any interviews. She accuses Fairfax of a “smear campaign”. From @DanaBashCNN
— Ryan Nobles (@ryanobles) February 6, 2019
More from the New York Times’ Jonathan Martin:
URGENT: Vanessa Tyson, @LGJustinFairfax accuser, goes on the record w long statement:
"What began as consensual kissing quickly turned into a sexual assault," Ms. Tyson said, adding: "Mr. Fairfax forced me to perform oral sex on him."
— Jonathan Martin (@jmartNYT) February 6, 2019
Read the disturbing details for yourselves:
Statement of Dr. Vanessa Tyson regarding Virginia Lt Gov Fairfax pic.twitter.com/r15Hxkv6Es
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) February 6, 2019
Justin Fairfax's accuser, Vanessa Tyson, speaks out. Her statement is devastating. pic.twitter.com/ppZqjyiB6G
— Zack Beauchamp (@zackbeauchamp) February 6, 2019
Horrifying details here https://t.co/7rPnmKLbnN
— Sam Stein (@samstein) February 6, 2019
This is horrific. https://t.co/ut0Z2KjVJA
— Jessica Shortall (@jessicashortall) February 6, 2019
If Christine Blasey Ford's detail-bereft account was widely considered "credible," then this can only be called "damning." https://t.co/UVKguNFmQa
— Colin Duffy (@TheRightDuff) February 6, 2019
Stay tuned … this is going to get uglier.
Well here we go… https://t.co/Qb4669fyu2
— Esoteric Jeff (@EsotericCD) February 6, 2019
Editor’s note: This post has been updated with additional tweets.