Justin Fairfax’s Accuser Hires Christine Blasey Ford’s Law Firm

The woman who has apparently accused Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexually assaulting her 20 years ago has hired the same law firm that represented Christine Blasey Ford in her allegations against Brett Kavanaugh ahead of his Supreme Court nomination, NPR reports. Fairfax has strongly denied the accusations that came to light as he was on the brink of replacing Gov. Ralph Northam, who’s facing intense pressure to resign his position due to a blackface yearbook photo. Fairfax has even hinted that he believes the allegations have been whipped up by one of his potential 2021 state rivals. The woman making the accusation has now retained Katz, Marshall, and Banks, and the Washington, D.C.-based firm is now advising her attorneys about what steps to take next. In a statement Monday, Fairfax called the allegation against him “false and unsubstantiated.”