<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "A woman who has accused & nbsp;Virginia's lieutenant-governor, Justin Fairfax, on sexual assault, says former Duke basketball player and NBA player, Corey Maggette, had raped her while she was in trouble. They were at the university, the New York Times reports. & nbsp;"data-reactid =" 31 "> A woman who has accused Virginia's lieutenant governor, Justin Fairfax, of sexual assault, said that former basketball player Duke and NBA player Corey Maggette, had raped her while they were at the university, reports the New York Times.

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "Meredith Watson said last Friday that Fairfax had raped her while both were students at Duke& nbsp; 19 years ago. Watson also said Friday that an anonymous Duke basketball player raped her in 1999and that Fairfax was aware of his alleged aggression."data-reactid =" 32 "> Meredith Watson said Friday that Fairfax had raped her while both were students at Duke 19 years ago.Watson also said Friday that an anonymous Duke basketball player He had been raped in 1999 and Fairfax was aware of this when he allegedly assaulted her.

NY Times identifies Maggette as Watson's alleged rapist

On Monday, the Times identified the alleged attacker as being Maggette, citing a Watson childhood friend. The Times reports that the friend said that Watson had told several friends several years before Fairfax's allegation that Maggette had raped her at the university.

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "R. Stanton Jones, Watson's childhood friend and Washington legal partner, told the Times that the Times told him in 2001 that Maggette had raped her."data-reactid =" 35 "> R. Stanton Jones, Watson's childhood friend and Washington lawyer, told The Times that he told him in 2001 that Maggette had raped her.

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = ""Meredith said that she had been raped twice in Duke," Jones said. "And she told me that one of the men who raped her was basketball player Duke Corey Maggette. It was a name I knew because I am a basketball fan. ""Data-reactid =" 36 ">" Meredith told me that she had been raped twice at Duke, "said Mr. Jones. She also told me that one of the men who had raped her was Duke's basketball player, Corey Maggette. a name I knew because I am a basketball fan. "

The Times also cited Facebook posts from 2017 provided by Watson's spokesperson, Karen Kessler, that he could not independently verify.

Maggette "categorically" denies the allegation

The Times spoke to Maggette, who denied the allegations in a statement.

"It was only through the media and a statement by Meredith Watson's lawyer that I first learned or heard that something was happening about these allegations of sexual assault," he said. said Mr. Maggette in a statement. "I have never sexually assaulted anyone in my life and I completely and categorically deny such an accusation."

Maggette played in the Final Four team, in the NBA

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "Maggette played for Duke during the 1998-99 season The Blue Devils lost to Connecticut in the national championship match Maggette played 14 seasons in the NBA and is currently an analyst for Fox Sports West. Los Angeles Clippers. "data-reactid =" 52 "> Maggette played for Duke during the 1998-1999 season, when the Blue Devils lost to Connecticut in the national championship game, and Maggette played 14 seasons in the NBA. currently an analyst for Fox Sports West, covering the Los Angeles Clippers.

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "Maggette was absent from the Monday broadcast of the game Clippers against the Timberwolves of Minnesota for "personal reasons"."data-reactid =" 53 "> Maggette was absent from Monday's broadcast of the Clippers game against the Minnesota Timberwolves for "personal reasons".

A spokesman for Fox Sports West addressed the charges when the Times invited them.

"Fox Sports takes allegations of professional misconduct seriously and we look at the issue," said a spokesman. We have no other comments yet. "

Meredith Watson said that Virginia's lieutenant governor, Justin Fairfax, had raped her while they were students at Duke. (Getty)

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<p class = "canvas-atom web-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "Watson is the second woman to accuse Fairfax of raping her, calling the alleged attack "premeditated and aggressive. Fairfax is under pressure to resign from & nbsp; lieutenant-governor, describing the charge as "a pernicious and coordinated campaign"."data-reactid =" 78 "> Watson is the second woman to accuse Fairfax of having raped, calling the alleged attack" premeditated and aggressive. "Fairfax is under pressure to resign from his lieutenant position – governor, calling this accusation a "vicious and coordinated smear campaign".

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "The charges are part of a bigger scandal that engulfed Virginia's state policy, with calls to the governor & nbsp;Ralph Northam must resign after university directory photos have appeared. & Nbsp;"Data-reactid =" 79 "> The charges are part of a larger scandal that has engulfed the Virginia state's policy, calling on Governor Ralph Northam to resign after the publication of photos of the company. 39, racist yearbook of the university.

Watson's Attorney: The Dean Duke "did not provide any help"

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "Duke acknowledged the charges against an unidentified rape player on Friday, & nbsp;tell USA Today& nbsp; that school officials "studied" the case. "Data-reactid =" 81 "> Duke has acknowledged charges that an anonymous player was allegedly raped on Friday, informing USA Today that school officials" investigated "the case.

Watson's attorney, Nancy Erica Smith, released the charge against a Duke player in a statement to USA Today. She said that Duke officials have discouraged Watson from pursuing the allegation.

"He revealed that Ms. Watson had already been raped," Smith wrote. "That's right." Ms. Watson was raped by a basketball player during her sophomore year at Duke, and she went to the Dean, who provided no help and was unable to help. was discouraged from pursuing her request, Ms. Watson also told friends, including Justin Fairfax, that Mr. Fairfax then used this previous assault on Ms. Watson, as he explained to her at the only meeting she attended. had had with him after the rape.

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