Who’s the Scripps professor accusing Virginia’s Lt. Governor of sexual assault?

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Justin Fairfax during a rally in Richmond, Virginia, U.S. November 6, 2017. Credit: REUTERS/Julia Rendleman

A professor at Scripps College in Southern California named Vanessa Tyson has accused Virginia Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax of sexual assault. Tyson came forward publicly on Wednesday, issuing a graphic statement alleging that Fairfax forced her to perform oral sex 15 years ago. Fairfax denies the allegation.