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WaPo Says Fairfax Isn’t Telling The Truth About Newspaper; Sex Assault Allegation Did Not Have “Red Flags”

Monday, the Washington Post disputed Virginia Democratic Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax’s claim to have been exonerated of recent allegations of sexual misconduct by the Jeff Bezos-owned blog.

Fairfax issued a 3:00 AM statement in response to a Big League Politics report of Stanford Fellow Vanessa Tyson’s allegations stemming from a 2004 incident, confirming that the allegations had indeed been levied against him.

In a statement, he said that WaPo had looked into the claims, and found “significant red flags and inconsistencies within the allegation,” and that the paper decided not to run the story for that reason.

But The Washington Post, at least in part, disagrees.

“Fairfax and the woman told different versions of what happened in the hotel room with no one else present,” the paper said. “The Washington Post could not find anyone who could corroborate either version. The Post did not find ‘significant red flags and inconsistencies within the allegations,’ as the Fairfax statement incorrectly said.”

Read the full story from Big League Politics

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