Graphic details given by woman accusing Lt. Gov. Fairfax of sexual assault at 2004 DNC

LEFT: In this photo taken May 31, 2017, Democratic candidate for Lt. Governor, Northern Virginia attorney Justin Fairfax, poses at a hotel in Richmond, Va. Fairfax is running against Susan Platt and Gene Rossi in the June 13 primary. (AP Photo/Sarah Rankin) RIGHT: Vanessa Tyson, courtesy Scripps College

The woman accusing Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexual assault 15 years ago is providing graphic details of what allegedly happened in the incident.

Dr. Vanessa C. Tyson, a professor at Scripps College in California, asserts that Fairfax sexually assaulted her at the 2004 Democratic National Convention.

She says Fairfax asked her to accompany him to his hotel room during the 2004 Democratic National Convention to get some documents, and then he allegedly kissed her.

Tyson claims what began as a “consensual” romantic setting quickly turned into a sexual assault.

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According to Tyson, Fairfax put his hand behind her neck and forcefully pushed her head towards his crotch. She says she has avoided him in the years since.

Fairfax immediately responded to Tyson’s accusations stating “Reading Dr. Tyson’s account is painful. I have never done anything like what she suggests.” He added their encounter was consensual and says they stayed in touch after the DNC.

There have been several groups calling for Fairfax to resign including the National Organization for Women.

The lieutenant governor would be the successor to Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, who is under pressure to resign after a 1984 racist yearbook photo reportedly of Northam surfaced recently.

On Wednesday afternoon, Tyson released an initial statement regarding the allegations saying in part "The passion and resolve of so many survivors, coupled with the job security that tenure afforded me, gave me the strength I simply did not have in 2004. By December 2017, I not only told many friends that Mr. Fairfax had sexually assaulted me but I also reached out to a personal friend at the Washington Post and spoke to his colleague about the assault."

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"After the Washington Post decided in March 2018 not to run my story, I felt powerless, frustrated, and completely drained. Again I tried to bury memories of this painful incident and focus on my work and my students," says Tyson.

The Washington Post and other media outlets reported that they had received information of this allegation in the past, but found they were unable to corroborate it.

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Fairfax denied the allegations after an article published by "Big League Politics" claimed that a woman implied that the lieutenant governor sexually assaulted someone 15 years ago.

The lieutenant governor is threatening legal action against the conservative website over a "defamatory and false" sexual assault allegation.

In a Monday statement, Fairfax said during a news conference that he found the timing of the allegations to resurface as "suspect."

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