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Source: Fox News

Second Justin Fairfax accuser calls for public hearing into assault allegations

Today 06:03 GMT

A woman who has accused Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of raping her while they were undergraduates at Duke University nearly two decades ago called Monday for the state's general assembly to hold a public hearing into her allegations and those of another woman against the Democrat.

Meredith Watson wrote in a Washington Post opinion piece that she was "frustrated by calls for an investigation rather than a public hearing" into the allegations brought against Fairfax by her and Vanessa Tyson. "Such 'investigations' are secret proceedings, out of the public eye, leaving victims vulnerable to selective leaks and smears.

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Source: Global News

Aurora shooter was issued firearm permit after 1995 assault conviction

Monday 17:14 GMT

Gary Martin, who was killed in a shootout with officers Friday, ending his deadly rampage at the Henry Pratt Co. in Aurora, was issued a firearm owner’s identification card in January 2014 after a background check failed to show a 1995 aggravated assault conviction in Mississippi, Aurora police Chief Kristen Ziman said Saturday.

He said a company background check of Martin when he joined Henry Pratt 15 years ago did not turn up the 1995 felony conviction in Mississippi.

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Source: Global News

Former B.C. Premier Gordon Campbell being investigated over allegation of sexual assault: report

Sunday 20:54 GMT

The Daily Telegraph newspaper in the United Kingdom is reporting Scotland Yard, London’s police force, is investigating an allegation of sexual assault made against the former B.C. premier Gordon Campbell.

The Metropolitan Police confirmed to Global News that it is investigating an allegation of sexual assault involving a 54-year-old woman that was reported to have taken place at an address in Grosvenor Square, but are not identifying whom exactly it is investigating.

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Source: CTV

Former B.C. premier Gordon Campbell accused of sexual assault: British newspaper

Sunday 21:49 GMT

A British newspaper says police in London are investigating an allegation of sexual assault made against former British Columbia premier Gordon Campbell.

The woman is named by the newspaper, but The Canadian Press does not identify alleged victims of sexual assault without their active consent. Campbell also could not be reached for comment but the Daily Telegraph says a spokesman for him says the alleged incident was investigated and dismissed.

“Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets...” ― Napoléon Bonaparte