Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax denies sexual assault allegation

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Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax (D) on Monday denied a sexual assault allegation posted by a conservative online publication, calling it an “uncorroborated smear.”

The allegation was published by Big League Politics, the same conservative online publication that released a racist photo found on Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s medical-school yearbook page.

The story stems from a private Facebook post from a woman who said she had a sexual encounter with Fairfax more than a decade ago that started as consensual and at some point turned non-consensual.

The Washington Post examined the allegation before Fairfax’s 2018 inauguration, but Fairfax’s office said the paper found “significant red flags and inconsistencies.”

The Post denied it found “red flags,” saying it didn’t publish because it couldn’t corroborate either side of the story.

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