After watching hearing, woman accuses Washington state lawmaker of raping her in 2007
A Seattle woman who mentioned she was inspired by the televised hearing into the sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, has accused a Washington state senator of raping her 11 years ago.
Candace Faber, 35, tweeted the allegations against Washington state Sen. Joe Fain, a Republican, Thursday following the hours-extended hearing exactly where Kavanaugh and his accuser Christine Blasey Ford each testified, the Seattle Times reported.
A handful of minutes following the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing came to an finish, Faber tweeted &ldquoIs any person else just fed up and ready to name names? Since I am!&rdquo
She then called out Fain on the social media site and accused him of raping her in 2007 following she graduated from Georgetown University.
&ldquoLike several survivors, I was inspired by Dr. Ford&rsquos courage,&rdquo Faber stated in a statement Thursday. "Like Dr. Ford, I can no longer remain silent being aware of that the man who raped me is in a position to influence the laws that govern my state and influence every single lady who lives here.&rdquo
Fain did not immedialy respond to a Fox News request for comment Saturday. The moderate Republican, who serves as the minority floor leader of the Washington state Senate, denied the allegations to the Instances in a text message.
&ldquoI absolutely deny what Ms. Faber is accusing me of,&rdquo Fain stated. &ldquoAny allegation of this critical nature deserves to be heard and investigated for all parties involved. I invite and will cooperate with any inquiry. I ask everybody to show respect to Ms. Faber and to the process.&rdquo
&ldquoI definitely deny what Ms. Faber is accusing me of. Any allegation of this critical nature deserves to be heard and investigated for all parties involved. I invite and will cooperate with any inquiry. I ask every person to show respect to Ms. Faber and to the procedure.&rdquo
Fain, 37, was elected to the Senate in 2010 and is up for reelection in November against Democratic opponent Mona Das.
Lawmakers from each parties, including Gov. Jay Inslee, a Democrat, mentioned Faber&rsquos allegations should be investigated, the Occasions reported.
&ldquoThe governor believes this is a very significant allegation that unquestionably deserves a full investigation by law enforcement officials,&rdquo mentioned Tara Lee, an Inslee spokeswoman, in an e-mail.
The paper reported that Faber has told her story of that night over the years and had named Fain as her attacker.
In her statement, Faber said she did not make the man’s name public earlier since she thought she "could alter the culture of sexual assault with out needing to say his name" but no longer believes that to be the case.
The statute of limitations for most sex crimes in Washington, D.C., is 15 years.
In June, Faber published an online essay where she wrote she had met a man &ldquoat the Capitol&rdquo and spent the evening out drinking and kissing and that each &ldquodrank also much.&rdquo Right after returning to his hotel room, he pinned her to the bed and pulled down her dress.
Soon after the man raped her, she asked him for a kiss goodnight just before leaving the area, she wrote.
Faber rejected that the kiss request was "not how girls act when they’ve been raped." She wrote that she later named a friend, questioning if she should go to a hospital.
She mentioned she didn&rsquot report the rape simply because &ldquoI didn&rsquot think any person would believe me" or "care."
Faber told KOWU-Tv that she left her info technologies job with the city of Seattle in 2017 since of a mental health breakdown. She said she was diagnosed with psychosis triggered by the buildup of traumas, which includes rape.
The Related Press contributed to this report.
Published at Sat, 29 Sep 2018 08:45:00 +0000