Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Justin Fairfax placed on leave by his law firm after rape allegation

Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax has been placed on leave by his law firm as it investigates the sexual assault allegations against him.

Washington, D.C.-based Morrison Foerster "has retained outside counsel to conduct an investigation. During the investigation, Justin Fairfax has taken a leave of absence from Morrison & Foerster. Justin has agreed to cooperate with the firm’s investigation," Larren M. Nashelsky, chairman of the firm, said in a statement.

A number of prominent Democrats, including former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, Virginia Sen. Mark Warner, and several members of Congress have called on Fairfax to resign but it could be that financial pressure is what forces him out.
The law firm's decision is a major blow for Fairfax, depriving him of his main source of income.

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