Jackie Speier: 'I have no reason to doubt' Justin Fairfax allegation
Jackie Speier: 'I have no reason to doubt' Justin Fairfax allegation
Obtained by ABC News Professor Vanessa Tyson
09 February, 2019, 05:32
"There's very little that I have seen, but from what she has said I have no reason to doubt her", Ms. Speier said.
Blackface began in NY vaudeville shows of the 1830s, when slavery was still legal in the U.S. South, and featured white performers who blackened their faces with burnt cork or shoe polish to caricature blacks on plantations as lazy and stupid. Tyson said that, on the third day of the convention, (July 28, 2004), she agreed to accompany Fairfax to pick up some papers at his hotel room in order to get some "fresh air" outside of the convention.
Then as videos and pictures of college students wearing blackface popped up - leading universities to condemn the images and take disciplinary action.
But the senator was more guarded on Fairfax, who has denied allegations by a California professor, Vanessa C. Tyson, that he sexually assaulted her.
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While she is not calling for any criminal or civil action to be taken against Fairfax, she says he should step down. Northam quickly apologized and indicated he was one of the two individuals pictured, though he didn't say which.
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