Virginia Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax has been in the news lately as an accused rapist of two women who said that Fairfax had forced himself on them against their will.
When the allegations were first introduced to the world, Vanessa Tyson and Meredith Watson hit the talk show circuit and gave indept interviews to CBS Television.
After the damaging interviews, Lt. Governor Fairfax filed suit against CBS; asking for $400 Million saying that the network had slanted the reporting on the allegations against him.
On Tuesday, February 11, 2020, U.S. District Judge Anthony Trenga in Alexandria dismissed the lawsuit. But he declined to grant CBS’ request that the network be awarded attorney’s fees, disagreeing with the network’s contention that the lawsuit amounted to an abuse of the legal process.
The allegations against the L:t. Governor happened more than 15 years ago.