The panel on "The Five" discussed a second sexual assault allegation that surfaced Friday against Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax (D).

As Fox News reported:

Fairfax was hit with a new allegation of sexual assault on Friday afternoon, just days after the embattled Democrat was accused of assaulting a separate woman in 2004.

Fairfax denied the newest claim, labeling it "demonstrably false."

Meridith Watson was “raped” by Justin Fairfax in 2000 “while they were both students at Duke University,” Smith Mullin P.C., legal counsel representing Watson, alleged in a Friday news release.

“Mr. Fairfax’s attack was premeditated and aggressive,” the release went on to claim. “The two were friends but never dated or had any romantic relationship.

“Ms. Watson shared her account of the rape with friends in a series of emails and Facebook messages that are now in our possession. Additionally, we have statements from former classmates corroborating that Ms. Watson immediately told friends that Mr. Fairfax had raped her.”

Lisa Boothe said that "all three" of the state's top Democrats are "facing their own crises" this week.


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However, Boothe said that with a second allegation against Fairfax, he may be "the most inclined to step down."

The panel discussed how Northam has thus far shown no signs he will leave Richmond, despite overwhelming criticism from the state's top Democrats -- Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine, and former Gov. Terry McAuliffe.

Greg Gutfeld said that the two most important words in English are "due process" and that despite the seriousness of the allegations, due process should be afforded.

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