Tara Reade’s ex-neighbor corroborates Biden assault allegation “I remember talking about it”

WashingtonExaminer reports a former neighbor and friend of Tara Reade, the ex-Senate staffer who recently accused Joseph R. Biden of sexually assaulting her in the early 1990s, has come forward to corroborate parts of Ms. Reade’s story, saying they talked at length about the alleged attack at the time.

In March, Ms. Reade accused Mr. Biden of pinning her against a wall and penetrating her with his fingers without her consent in his Senate office in 1993. Since then, Ms. Reade’s brother, Collin Moulton, and a friend who asked to remain anonymous, have corroborated parts of Ms. Reade’s story. An anonymous call Ms. Reade’s mother made to a 1993 broadcast of CNN’s “Larry King Live” has also resurfaced, in which her mother claimed that she had run into unspecified “problems” with a U.S. senator.

The Biden camp denied the allegations earlier this month.

“Women have a right to tell their story, and reporters have an obligation to rigorously vet those claims,” Kate Bedingfield, Mr. Biden’s communications director, said in a statement. “We encourage them to do so, because these accusations are false.”

Now, a woman who lived next to Ms. Reade during the time of the alleged incident is speaking out, saying she specifically remembers Ms. Reade confiding in her about the ordeal.

Lynda LaCasse, who lived next to Ms. Reade in an apartment complex near the beach in Morro Bay, California, is the first person to independently corroborate, in detail and on the record, that Ms. Reade had told others about her assault allegations contemporaneously, Business Insider reported.

“This happened, and I know it did because I remember talking about it,” Ms. LaCasse told Insider.

“I remember her saying, here was this person that she was working for and she idolized him,” she continued. “And he kind of put her up against a wall. And he put his hand up her skirt and he put his fingers inside her. She felt like she was assaulted, and she really didn’t feel there was anything she could do.

“She was crying,” she said. “She was upset. And the more she talked about it, the more she started crying. I remember saying that she needed to file a police report.”

Ms. LaCasse said she decided to speak up because of the scrutiny Ms. Reade is facing now that Mr. Biden is the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee. Ms. LaCasse said that while she believes Ms. Reade is telling the truth, she still considers herself a “very strong Democrat” and will cast a vote for Mr. Biden in November.

“I personally am a Democrat, a very strong Democrat,” Ms. LaCasse said. “And I’m for Biden, regardless. But still I have to come out and say this.”

Another woman, Lorraine Sanchez, who worked with Ms. Reade in the office of a California state senator in the mid-‘90s, told Insider that she recalled Ms. Reade complaining at the time that her former boss in Washington had sexually harassed her, and that she had been fired after raising concerns.

“[Ms. Reade said] she had been sexually harassed by her former boss while she was in D.C., and as a result of her voicing her concerns to her supervisors, she was let go, fired,” Ms. Sanchez said.

Earlier this month, Ms. Reade filed a report with the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department detailing the alleged incident, even though the statute of limitations had passed. On Saturday, the department told Insider that the case had been “moved to an inactive status.”

“I’d like to be heard in a fair and objective way,” Ms. Reade told the outlet. “And I’d also like to hear Joe Biden’s response, which has not happened. My hope is that the conversation will move forward and we will examine how I was treated when I came forward, and really look at the fact that, like domestic violence, sexual assault and sexual harassment is not a partisan issue. It is an equal-opportunity offender.”

Amid criticism from conservatives and Tara Reade herself accusing her of hypocrisy, #MeToo icon Alyssa Milano issued a statement on Tara Reade.

Milano tweeted:

I’m aware of the new developments in Tara Reade’s accusation against Joe Biden. I want Tara, like every other survivor, to have the space to be heard and seen without being used as fodder. I hear and see you, Tara.

Here are some of the responses to Milano.

In 1993, Tara Reade’s mother called Larry King

to blow the whistle on Joe Biden sexually assaulting her daughter.

Now, FOUR sources have corroborated Tara Reade’s story:
-Brother
-Friend
-Former neighbor
-Former colleague

Yes, FOUR sources.

“ZERO Tolerance”

But, you don’t see and hear her.
You openly adore the man who assaulted her.

https://twitter.com/DeAnna4Congress/status/1255000508407803905?s=20

Alyssa Milano is a completely discredited fraud and everybody knows it

 

In a new Fox News interview, Biden accuser Tara Reade tore into #MeToo pioneer Alyssa Milano for treating her very differently than she treated Kavanaugh Accuser Christine Blasey-Ford.

DailyCaller reports Tara Reade ripped into actress Alyssa Milano for her comments about Reade’s sexual assault allegations against 2020 presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden, saying Milano’s comments show hypocrisy compared to her conduct during Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation.

Reade discussed Milano during an interview with Fox News where she noted that Milano “knows nothing” about Reade’s story. Milano has defended Biden from Reade’s allegations and said that she supported the #MeToo movement in order to shift cultural attitudes towards believing women, but that she did not mean to rob men of their right to due process.

But Reade says Milano “really doesn’t know anything about what happened to me,” and said it is “odd” Milano would say such things before speaking to Reade herself.

“I think we need to compare how she responded to Brett Kavanaugh… quite different than the talking points she [used] regarding Joe Biden,” Reade told Fox News. “She never reached out to me. I don’t really want to amplify her voice because I feel like she hijacked my narrative for a while and framed it about herself… she knows nothing about it.”

Reade worked as a Senate staffer for Biden in 1993 and has accused the then-senator of kissing her, touching her, and penetrating her with his fingers without her consent. Biden’s 2020 presidential campaign, which has not responded to many requests for comment from the DCNF, has denied the assault and said it “absolutely did not happen.”

Reade added that Milano “only knows Joe Biden, so she doesn’t know me and has never talked to me. So, how could she possibly talk about the case?” Reade asked. “She went on an interview… saying that Time’s Up rejected me and that’s not true, and she said she talked to Time’s Up.”

Reade pushed back at Milano’s assertion that Time’s Up, a 501(c)3 nonprofit administered by the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) and established in the wake of the #MeToo movement, would not take Reade as a client or “made it sound like that there was no veracity to my claims,” Reade told Fox.

She told the publication she is “technically” still a Times Up and National Women’s Law Center client but they will not fund her case and risk jeopardizing their non-profit status. She is still listed in Time’s Up’s platform and if she sought a referral for an attorney, she told Fox, Time’s Up would