Former Biden Aide Accuses Him of Sexual Assualt

The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, Joe Biden, is facing sexual assault allegations after a former aide came forward to share her story.

Tara Reade, who served as an aide to Biden while he was a senator, filed a complaint with Washington, D.C.’s, police department on Thursday, over an alleged sexual assault that occurred in 1993.

Reade said that at the time the incident with Biden occurred, she filed a harassment complaint with a Senate personnel office. However, she said she did not say she was assaulted.

Reade first made the allegations during an interview on a podcast in March 2020.

During the interview, Reade said the alleged assault occurred in 1993 when she was asked to bring a gym bag to Biden, “We were alone, and it was the strangest thing. There was no like exchange really. He just had me up against the wall.”

Listen to the interview below:

She continued:

“He just had me up against the wall, and the wall was cold, and it happened all at once. … And then his hands were on me and underneath my clothes. He went down my skirt but then up inside it. And he penetrated me with his fingers.”

Reade continued to say Biden was kissing her throughout the incident. She said when she tried to pull away, Biden said, “Come on, man, I heard you liked me.”

“It’s like he implied like that I had done this,” she said. “For me, it was like everything shattered in that moment. Because I knew we were alone it was over. He wasn’t trying to do anything more.”

“But, I looked up to him. He was like my father’s age. He was this champion of women’s rights in my eyes,” she added. 

Shortly after he announced his presidential campaign last year, Biden was plagued with complaints that he inappropriately touched women. One of the women who came forward was Reade, but she did not allege that she was assaulted at the time. 

Biden responded to those allegations last year and he said that “social norms are changing.”

He also said that “the boundaries of protecting personal space have been reset” and he vowed to be “much more mindful” in the future.

NBC News reports that three out of the five people Reade said she told about the incident said they did not remember having such a conversation with her.

A fourth person said they did recall Reade telling them about the alleged assault. And the fifth person said they only recalled Reade saying she was inappropriately touched by Biden.

Biden’s campaign denied her allegations in a statement to NBC News, “He firmly believes that women have a right to be heard — and heard respectfully.”

The statement continued, “Such claims should also be diligently reviewed by an independent press. What is clear about this claim: it is untrue.”

Responses

  1. Looks like now we’ll see how the Democrats like it. Past chickens coming home to roost. Now watch the Dems circle the wagons and deny, deny, deny. I think we need an exhaustive FBI investigation of these allegations. Don’t forget the Democrats’ and celebrities’ comments about who gets believed. Let the house investigations commence complete with subpoenas for all Bidens records for the last 30 years. What do you think the chances are of that happening? Come on Shifty Schiff and Nadler, let’s see you be objective.

  2. Looks like now we’ll see how the Democrats like it. Past chickens coming home to roost. Now watch the Dems circle the wagons and deny, deny, deny. I think we need an exhaustive FBI investigation of these allegations. Don’t forget the Democrats’ and celebrities’ comments that women have to be believed above everything else. Let the house investigations commence complete with subpoenas for all Bidens records for the last 30 years. What do you think the chances are of that happening? Come on Shifty Schiff and Nadler, let’s see you be objective.

  3. Yes you certainly are confused, contusion. Why aren’t you asking where was lame stream media’s coverage? Why aren’t you asking all the #MeToo’ers, whose battle cry is,”believe all women” where their support for Tara Reade is? Why aren’t you asking big mouth alyssa milano why she is still supporting biden even after all the mindless drivel that came out of her mouth about Judge Kavanaugh? You really don’t want to know the answers to THOSE questions now do you?

  4. I am confused, Bradley.

    Where was your coverage of this important story over the past few months since it first broke?

    Why did you wait until AFTER Bernie Sanders dropped out, hmmm?

    1. A better question is why wasn’t this covered by the main stream media, ever?

      1. That is an excellent question. Could it be that there is a big old D behind Biden’s name. And right now he’s all they’ve got. Which is very sad for them not President Trump.

        1. Yep, the media is the right arm of the Democrats. Cronkite stated in the 1960s that television would be the most influential media in history and the Liberals bought up all the networks. They have been indoctrinating America ever since, at first gradually, now blatantly. All you have to do is look at the one sided news coverage, the tone and content of programs, the talk shows (just watch The View, Jimmy Kimmel, Colbert), etc. They all lean liberal. Democrats complain about Fox, but Fox was the most insidious. Fox started out with conservative programming and talk shows to get Conservatives to tune in. All those shows are gone and they’ve been replaced with Liberal shows, many more liberal than those on ABC, NBC and CBS. Empire, Star, 911, 911 Lone Star, etc. Even Last Man Standing is becoming more and more liberal. The media indoctrinates in the same way as the state TV and radio of countries like China, Russia, North Korea, Iran except in the U.S. the media is controlled by one party.

          1. “Liberals bought up all the networks. They have been indoctrinating America ever since” Chuck

            Keep it up, Chuck.

            Nobody is more influential than the conservative media, such as FOX News. They have all of you airheads in the palms of their hands lapping up their nonsense. The majority of the media have only their corporate interests in mind, not politics. They don’t give a shit about you/us, left/right, good or evil, right/wrong anymore. They only care about their uninterrupted, corrupt, narrowminded “acce$$” to power. That’s all.

          2. In reply to Scott the Confused – As I stated, Fox is the liberals’ way of indoctrinating Conservatives. In case you don’t know, Fox is owned by Liberals, just like the other networks. Liberals condemn Fox so Conservatives will watch it, thinking it’s different than CBS, NBC, ABC, MSNBC, CNN, etc. I see the indoctrination has worked on you. Have another glass of Koolaid as you nod watching the MSM.

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