Vanessa Tyson, the woman accusing Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexual assault first told Democratic Rep. Bobby Scott about the assault back in 2017. But the Congressman did nothing and told no one.
Daily Caller has more:
As ABC News reported Wednesday, Tyson first emailed Scott to say she was “not a fan” of Fairfax in an Oct. 20, 2017, note. She followed that note with a second email the next month indicating she wanted to “talk about it.” Finally, in December, Tyson said the state lieutenant governor-elect was the subject of a “#MeToo allegation.”
According to the ABC report, aides to Scott say he was aware that Tyson was making the accusation by late December or early January 2018.
The alleged sexual assault occurred in 2004, during the Democratic Party’s convention when Fairfax was an aide to then-Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina.
Fairfax is part of a Virginia state triumvirate all embroiled in scandal: both Gov. Ralph Northam and Attorney General Mark Herring have admitted using blackface in the past while Fairfax has vigorously denied the sexual misconduct claim against him.