BREAKING: Biden accuser Tara Reade files criminal complaint with DC Police

Business Insider reports a woman who accused Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden of sexually assaulting her when she worked for him in 1993 has filed a formal criminal complaint with the Washington, DC, police about the alleged incident, Business Insider has learned.

Tara Reade says she told police that Biden assaulted her in a Senate corridor, shoving his hand under her skirt and penetrating her with his fingers. She was a staffer in his Senate office at the time. The statute of limitations for the alleged assault has passed.

Reade first made her allegations late last month, in a podcast interview, saying that Biden had assaulted her and touched her without consent while the two were alone after she delivered him a gym bag.

Late Thursday afternoon, Reade filed a report of the incident with the sexual assault unit of the Washington, DC, Metropolitan Police Department. Business Insider has obtained a public incident report recording the allegation.

When Reade first made the sexual assault allegation last month, Biden’s team issued a blanket denial: “Women have a right to tell their story, and reporters have an obligation to rigorously vet those claims,” Kate Bedingfield, Biden’s communications director said. “We encourage them to do so, because these accusations are false.”

Per TCO, #MeToo icon Alyssa Milano has finally broken her silence on Biden’s #MeToo Accusation against him.

Milano said she still supports Biden despite the sexual assault allegation against him by Tara Reade during a podcast appearance.

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Milano then added:

There is something to the idea that people are going to weaponize for political gain. Just look at the replies here and look to see who those accounts are supporting in the primary. There always needs to be a thorough vetting of accusations.

David Weissman tweeted:

I am willing to bet if a woman accused Bernie Sanders of rape, they would not believe her but use snake emojis with an # just like they did with Elizabeth Warren because they didn’t believe her when she mentioned that Bernie told her that a woman couldn’t be President.

to which Alyssa responded:

Right. This is clearly a smear campaign. And Warren not endorsing Bernie when their policies line up—to me—means she was telling the truth about what he said.