Fairfax accuser to detail allegations to Boston prosecutors


BOSTON (AP) – An attorney for a woman who accused Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexually assaulting her in Boston nearly 15 years ago says the woman will discuss her allegations with law enforcement.

Debra Katz, an attorney for Vanessa Tyson, said Wednesday that Tyson will meet with members of the Suffolk County district attorney’s office to detail her accusations against Fairfax.

Katz said she has spoken to District Attorney Rachael Rollins and they are working to schedule a meeting.

Fairfax has denied assaulting Tyson and described their encounter as consensual.

Rollins sent a letter to Tyson’s legal team last week saying her office is prepared to investigate if Tyson files a criminal complaint.

A Fairfax spokeswoman said earlier Wednesday that he would cooperate fully with an investigation by Rollins’ office.

Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax presides over the Virginia Senate inside the State Capitol in Richmond, Va., Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. ((Bob Brown/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)