Vanessa Tyson, Woman Who Accused Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of Sexual Assault, to Meet With District Attorney to Detail Her Allegations

Vanessa Tyson is an associate professor in politics at Scripps College.

Vanessa Tyson, who has accused Virginia’s lieutenant governor of sexually assaulting her at the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston, will meet with the Suffolk district attorney’s office to detail her allegations, according to her attorney.

Debra S. Katz, an attorney representing Tyson, said in a statement that she spoke with Suffolk District Attorney Rachael Rollins Wednesday afternoon and told her Tyson will meet with the district attorney’s staff and law enforcement.

“We are working to schedule a meeting,” said Katz in the statement.

The development came a day after Rollins, a Democrat who took office in January, said she is ready to investigate the allegations, raising the prospect of a criminal probe that could deepen the political turmoil engulfing Virginia.

SOURCE: The Boston Globe, Danny McDonald