Virginia Lt. Gov. Fairfax Says Eyewitness Backs up His Story - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Virginia Lt. Gov. Fairfax Says Eyewitness Backs up His Story

Posted: Updated:
Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax (Photo: AP) Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax (Photo: AP)

RICHMOND, Va. (AP)- An attorney for Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax says there's a witness who can corroborate his story that he did not rape a woman while they were students at Duke University nearly 20 years ago.           

Fairfax lawyer Barry Pollack sent a letter Tuesday to Durham County District Attorney Satana Deberry saying the unnamed witness "has stated unequivocally" that the allegations made against Fairfax are false.           

Meredith Watson is one of two women who have publicly accused Fairfax of sexual assault. She said Fairfax carried out a "premeditated and aggressive assault" in a Duke fraternity house in 2000.           

Pollack said the witness is willing to tell law enforcement officials that he saw Watson initiate the sexual encounter. Pollack declined to name the witness.

 The Associated Press generally doesn't name people who say they are victims of sexual assault, but Watson has come forward voluntarily.

  • Delmarvawide NewsDelmarvawide NewsMore>>

  • Troopers Investigate Car Crash into Greenwood Building

    Troopers Investigate Car Crash into Greenwood Building

    Sunday, July 21 2019 5:52 PM EDT2019-07-21 21:52:21 GMT
    Sunday, July 21 2019 5:53 PM EDT2019-07-21 21:53:50 GMT
    Photo: Delaware State PolicePhoto: Delaware State Police
    Photo: Delaware State PolicePhoto: Delaware State Police
    Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating a motor vehicle accident East Market Street and US 13 where a car ran into a building Sunday morning.More
    Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating a motor vehicle accident East Market Street and US 13 where a car ran into a building Sunday morning.More
  • Delmarva's First Ever Botanic Garden Almost in Bloom in Sussex County

    Delmarva's First Ever Botanic Garden Almost in Bloom in Sussex County

    Sunday, July 21 2019 9:12 AM EDT2019-07-21 13:12:16 GMT
    Sunday, July 21 2019 9:15 AM EDT2019-07-21 13:15:46 GMT
    (Photo: WBOC)(Photo: WBOC)
    (Photo: WBOC)(Photo: WBOC)
    A former Dagsboro soy bean field is being transformed into a state-of-the-art garden, and with thousands of hours in the making, the botanic gardens at Pepper Creek have come to life.More
    A former Dagsboro soy bean field is being transformed into a state-of-the-art garden, and with thousands of hours in the making, the botanic gardens at Pepper Creek have come to life.More
  • Watch: Good Day Delmarva Primetime Special

    Watch: Good Day Delmarva Primetime Special

    Join the Good Day Delmarva team for a behind the scenes look at how the GDD broadcast is put together, learn more about what Good Day Delmarva is, and get a chance take a look back at some of the broadcast's best moments so far.

    More

    Join the Good Day Delmarva team for a behind the scenes look at how the GDD broadcast is put together, learn more about what Good Day Delmarva is, and get a chance take a look back at some of the broadcast's best moments so far.

    More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2019 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices