Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) declared Friday that she had yet to become aware of the sexual attack accusation against Lt. Gov Justin Fairfax (D-VA), one of 3 scandals that have actually tossed Virginia into political turmoil.
In a video taken by America Rising, a press reporter asks Ocasio-Cortez if Fairfax’s accuser, Dr. Vanessa Tyson, must be believed.
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” Congresswoman, I just wish to ask you if you think that the accuser of Lieutenant Governor Fairfax should be thought?” the press reporter asks.
” I haven’t looked at all into the scenario,” Ocasio-Cortez responds, before ending up being inaudible.
Struggling to hear completion of her description, the reporter says, “I didn’t quite catch completion, I’m sorry about that.”
” I stated I [inaudible] look forward to looking into the circumstance, however I haven’t heard anything about it rather yet,” she declares.
Today, Tyson broke her silence about the supposed her accusation against Fairfax, which she stated taken place throughout the 2004 Democrat National Convention in Boston.
” With remarkable suffering, I am now sharing this details about my experience and setting the record directly,” Tyson said in a declaration through law company Katz Marshall & Banks. “It has actually been incredibly hard to relive that traumatic experience from2004 Mr. Fairfax has actually tried to brand name me as a liar to a nationwide audience, in service to his political aspirations, and has threatened lawsuits. Given his false assertions, I’m obliged to explain what happened.”
Tyson then detailed how the Virginia Democrat turned ” consensual kissing” into a “sexual attack.” She accused Fairfax requiring her to “perform oral sex on him” even as she cried and attempted to pull her head away.
Fairfax emphatically denied any wrongdoing, claiming in a declaration Wednesday that the encounter was consensual.
” At no time did she express to me any discomfort or concern about our interactions, neither during that encounter nor doing the months following it, when she remained in touch with me, nor the previous fifteen years,” the Lt. guv said. “She in no chance showed that anything that had occurred between us made her uneasy.”
In an earlier statement, he declared that he “has actually never ever assaulted anyone– ever– in any method, shape or form.”