Virginia's embattled lieutenant governor has urged authorities to investigate sexual assault allegations made against him, but he hasn't heeded calls to resign and it is unclear what comes next for the once-rising star of the state Democratic Party.
Calls for his resignation grew steadily as the day wore on.
"Ms. Watson was raped by a basketball player during her sophomore year at Duke".
If Fairfax were to resign, the Associated Press reports it's unclear who could replace him. "These allegations have not been substantiated in any way", he said. "It is demonstrably false". That I never sexually assaulted Dr. Tyson.
"So now any time anything happens, Republicans get two get out of jail free cards, and any Republican commentator gets two talking points", Watters said.
Police officials in Durham, North Carolina, where Duke is, said they had no records of an accusation against Fairfax in 2000. He said he heard from Tyson after their encounter and also said in a statement that he and Watson were friends at Duke. "And I also had a number of friends and classmates from medical school that called and said, 'Ralph that is not you" and that was comforting as well".
"Frankly, we really want any entity with comprehensive investigative power to thoroughly look into these accusations", Fairfax spokeswoman Lauren Burke said.
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They haven't had a winning season since 2009 and haven't been to the playoffs since winning the World Series in 2003. Last season, the 27-year-old catcher hit.277 with 21 homers and an.825 OPS in 125 games for Miami.
At the time, Tyson was working as a student adviser at Harvard University and was a frequent speaker to Boston-area support groups for rape survivors.
When it's he said, she said - deny, deny, deny. I will tell you that later that night I had a chance to step back, take a deep breath, look at the picture and said, "This is not me in the picture, ' " Northam told King. The man spoke to AP on condition of anonymity out of concern publication of his name would damage his career. The man said he finds it almost impossible to believe that Tyson would have performed oral sex without being forced.
How did Northam know it was hard to remove shoe polish - as he said in that same news conference - unless he had performed in blackface before? A California woman has accused Fairfax of sexually assaulting her 15 years ago.
In the unverified messages, Watson expressed disgust about a news article written about Fairfax in the messages from March 2017, The New York Times reported.
"Even in the most hard times, including ones like these, that's when it's most important to adhere to our highest values as Americans", Fairfax said. "Similarly, she is not seeking any financial damages". He added that the departures were unrelated to Fairfax's "performance or abilities".
If the Legislature is in session, the House would need a simple majority to vote to impeach Fairfax, said A.E. Dick Howard, a University of Virginia law professor. She remembers Watson from parties but didn't think Watson and Fairfax ran in the same social circles and was surprised that the statement from Watson's attorneys had described them as friends. The allegations against Fairfax are attached to one of the most turbulent weeks in the history of Virginia politics.
The governor claimed that he'd only seen the photo after it became public knowledge earlier this month. All 140 legislative seats will be up for grabs in November and Democrats had previously been hopeful that voter antipathy toward President Donald Trump would help them cement Virginia's status as a blue state. Tim Kaine, D-Va., wrote on Twitter that Fairfax "can no longer effectively serve the Commonwealth".