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Justin Fairfax Accuser Hires Christine Blasey Ford’s Legal Team

A California woman is accusing the lieutenant governor of Virginia of sexual assault stemming from an incident that occurred 15 years ago.

By NTK Staff | 02.05.2019 @9:13am
Justin Fairfax Accuser Hires Christine Blasey Ford’s Legal Team

The California woman who is accusing Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax (D-VA) of sexual assault has hired the legal team that represented Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who accused now-Justice Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault.

NPR’s Sarah McCammon broke the story and has more details here:

The woman making the accusation against Fairfax has retained Katz, Marshall and Banks, a Washington, D.C.-based firm, and is consulting with her attorneys about next steps, according to a source close to the legal team. The law firm assisted Blasey Ford as she came forward during Kavanaugh’s confirmation process with allegations that he assaulted her when the two were in high school.

This news comes as Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D-VA) is under intense pressure to resign over racist photos that appeared on his medical school yearbook page in the mid 1980s. As lieutenant governor, Fairfax would succeed Northam, should Northam step down.

Fairfax denies the allegation, which first came to light when a political blog broke the news on Sunday. The Washington Post was also aware of the allegations but declined to publish the story because they claim they could not corroborate the claims.

Escalating the matters further, Fairfax publicly speculated about Northam potentially being behind this sexual assault allegation again coming to light.

“Does anybody think it’s any coincidence that on the eve of my potentially being elevated, that that’s when this uncorroborated smear comes out – does anybody believe that’s a coincidence?” Fairfax asked. “I don’t think anybody believes that’s a coincidence.”

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