Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Five people have told the New York Times that over the last 2 years, Vanessa Tyson has recounted an incident in which she was sexually assaulted at the 2004 Democratic National Convention. Three of those people said Tyson told them her assailant was Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax.

The big picture: The people say Tyson's accounts of the incident were largely consistent with the detailed statement she released this week, in which she claims Fairfax forced her to perform oral sex after what she initially considered a consensual encounter. Rep. Bobby Scott (D-Va.) also learned of Tyson's allegation roughly a year ago, well before discovering that Fairfax may be elevated to the position of governor due to the Ralph Northam blackface scandal. Fairfax has denied the allegation.

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Facebook boycott organizers share details on their Zuckerberg meeting

Facebook is in the midst of the largest ad boycott in its history, with nearly 1,000 brands having stopped paid advertising in July because they feel Facebook hasn't done enough to remove hate speech from its namesake app and Instagram.

Axios Re:Cap spoke with the boycott's four main organizers, who met on Tuesday with CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other top Facebook executives, to learn why they organized the boycott, what they took from the meeting, and what comes next.

Boycott organizers slam Facebook following tense virtual meeting

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Civil rights leaders blasted Facebook's top executives shortly after speaking with them on Tuesday, saying that the tech giant's leaders "failed to meet the moment" and were "more interested in having a dialogue than producing outcomes."

Why it matters: The likely fallout from the meeting is that the growing boycott of Facebook's advertising platform, which has reached nearly 1000 companies in less than a month, will extend longer than previously anticipated, deepening Facebook's public relations nightmare.

Steve Scalise PAC invites donors to fundraiser at Disney World

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House Minority Whip Steve Scalise’s PAC is inviting lobbyists to attend a four-day “Summer Meeting” at Disney World's Polynesian Village in Florida, all but daring donors to swallow their concern about coronavirus and contribute $10,000 to his leadership PAC.

Why it matters: Scalise appears to be the first House lawmakers to host an in-person destination fundraiser since the severity of pandemic became clear. The invite for the “Summer Meeting” for the Scalise Leadership Fund, obtained by Axios, makes no mention of COVID-19.