Justin Fairfax placed on leave by his law firm after rape allegation

Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax has been placed on leave by his law firm as it investigates the sexual assault allegations against him.

Washington, D.C.-based Morrison Foerster “has retained outside counsel to conduct an investigation. During the investigation, Justin Fairfax has taken a leave of absence from Morrison & Foerster. Justin has agreed to cooperate with the firm’s investigation,” Larren M. Nashelsky, chairman of the firm, said in a statement.