Fairfax Accuser Meredith Watson Was Subject of 2008 Restraining Order: Report

One of the women who has accused Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexual assault had a restraining order filed against her in 2008, according to Politico. A man who was reportedly in a relationship with Meredith Watson claimed that she held him against his will in his North Carolina vacation house, “dented the trunk” of his car with her fist, sent threatening texts, and threatened to kill herself, court records reportedly show. In a petition for the restraining order, the man also described Watson “throwing property” at his home and said she threatened to commit suicide “on numerous occasions.” Watson also allegedly called the man “around 100 times a day” and sent him text messages saying she would “enjoy tearing [him] down just as much as you enjoyed tearing [her] down,” according to the report. The man was reportedly granted a peace order, a type of restraining order in Maryland for those who are not spouses or domestic partners. Watson's spokeswoman, the man who filed the complaint, and Fairfax all reportedly declined to comment.