BREAKING: Second Woman Accuses Democrat of Rape
Mediaite's Josh Feldman reports:
In a statement obtained by The New York Times, an attorney for Meredith Watson claimed that Fairfax raped her in 2000 when they were both at Duke University. The attack, Watson claimed, was “premeditated and aggressive.”
The statement says they have emails and messages of Watson sharing her account with her friends and “statements from former classmates corroborating that Ms. Watson immediately told friends that Mr. Fairfax had raped her.”
Read the full statement here, via the NYT:
Times reporter Jonathan Martin added that a spokesperson for Meredith Watson said she is not seeking any compensation for her claim.
MORE: Karen Kessler, a spokesperson for the new Fairfax accuser, tells me that Watson is not planning on litigation and does not seek any form of compensation.— Jonathan Martin (@jmartNYT) February 8, 2019
“ she has been concerned and angered by what she’s been reading about another victim so she decided to tell her story”
NEW: Another woman comes forward to accuse Fairfax of sexual assault, this time in 2000 > pic.twitter.com/NHNiYx8mLV— Jonathan Martin (@jmartNYT) February 8, 2019
Prior to the alleged attack, Meredith and Fairfax were friends.