Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of Virginia has been put on leave by his law firm as a result of it investigates sexual assault costs in direction of him, primarily based on a report.
Washington, D.C.- primarily based Morrison Foerster “has retained outside counsel to conduct an investigation. During the investigation, Justin Fairfax has taken a leave of absence,” Larren M. Nashelsky, chairman of the firm, acknowledged in an announcement on Friday, primarily based on the National Law Journal.
It went on to say Fairfax was cooperating inside the investigation.
“We take the allegations against Justin very seriously,” Nashelsky acknowledged. “As a firm, we believe that it is important to seriously listen to any allegation of sexual assault or harassment, and to treat all persons making such allegations with respect and sensitivity.”
Fairfax has been beneath stress to step down from every Republicans and Democrats after two women acquired right here forward before now week to allege he sexually assaulted them inside the 2000s.
He has denied the prices, claiming the encounters have been consensual.
Fairfax’s job as lieutenant governor, an office with few official duties, pays solely $36,321 a 12 months, the Washington Examiner reported.
It’s not clear whether or not or not he’ll be paid by the firm whereas on leave.