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Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax is now being accused of an alleged Sexual Assault

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As The Washington Post likes to say: Democracy dies in darkest.

The Washington Post received an allegation of sexual assault against Justin Fairfax in 2017 and decided not to publish it. Here we are, with a trending story about Virginia’s Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax about a sexual assault accusation against him — not by the Washington Post.

Fairfax denies the claim:

From 13newsnow.com

As Virginia Governor Ralph Northam faces increasing pressure to resign over a racist photograph from his 1984 medical school yearbook, the man who would take his place — Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax — is responding to accusations of his own.

The allegation involves an unsubstantiated claim of sexual assault against Fairfax during the Democratic National Convention in 2004. The claim was posted Sunday night on the same website that first published the racist photo from Gov. Northam’s yearbook.

The Washington Post, as well as our sister station WUSA9 in Washington D.C., have known about the claim for months, but have not been able to corroborate the allegations.

“Lt. Governor Fairfax has an outstanding and well-earned reputation for treating people with dignity and respect,” read the statement released on Twitter.

“He has never assaulted anyone – ever – in any way, shape or form.”

Here’s Washington Post’s reason they didn’t publish the story:

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