A new court document obtained Thursday by the San Luis Obispo Tribune shows Biden Accuser Tara Reade’s ex-husband was told by her she was sexually harassed in the 1990s.
USAToday reports a new court document obtained Thursday by a newspaper in California shows Tara Reade, the woman who has accused Joe Biden of sexually assaulting her in the 1990s, told her ex-husband she was sexually harassed while working in then-Senator Biden’s office.
According to the document, which was obtained by the Tribune in San Luis Obispo, California, Reade’s husband at the time, Theodore Dronen, said Reade told him about “a problem she was having at work regarding sexual harassment, in U.S. Senator Joe Biden’s office.”
The document, which was filed in the California Superior Court and dated March 25, 1996, neither says who committed the harassment nor does it reference Reade’s more recent allegation of sexual assault.
Dronen says Reade struck a deal with the chief of staff in Biden’s office and “left her position.”
The experience had a “very traumatic effect” on Reade, Dronen wrote.
Biden has repeatedly denied Reade’s allegation.
“This claim is simply not true. It did not happen,” he said at a virtual fundraiser last week.