Former Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe calls on Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax to resign after a second woman, Meredith Watson, accused him of raping her when they were students at Duke University in 2000.

McAuliffe tweeted: “The allegations against Justin Fairfax are serious and credible. It is clear to me that he can no longer effectively serve the people of Virginia as Lieutenant Governor. I call for his immediate resignation.”

Fairfax said he “will not resign,” as he called the allegations against him a “vicious and coordinated smear campaign.”

Watson’s attorney, Nancy Erika Smith, issued a <a href=”″>shocking news release</a> detailing the alleged attack, which was described as “premeditated and aggressive.”

“The two were friends, but never dated or had a romantic relationship,” the statement reads. “Ms. Watson shared her account of the rape with friends in a series of emails and Facebook messages that are now in our possession.”

Separately, CNN reports that Virginia Del. Patrick Hope is drafting articles of impeachment and plans to submit them on Monday if Fairfax does not resign.

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