The Hill TV, spoke with former Biden staffer Tara Reade, who has accused the former Vice President of sexually assaulting her.
The story has largely been ignored by the mainstream cable news networks and network news thus far, which has some conservatives to believe there is a reporting double standard in this #MeToo claim.
Reason reports Reade describes herself as a “California-based victim rights advocate and activist” in her interview with the journalist Katie Halper, who has helped bring this accusation to light. Reade says she worked for Biden in the early 1990s and asserts that she was unambiguously assaulted by him in 1993. According to Reade, he began kissing her without her permission, pushed her against a wall, reached under her skirt, and penetrated her with his fingers.
“He said ‘come on man, I heard you liked me,'” Reade recalled to Halper in the interview. “For me, it was like, everything shattered. I looked up to him, he was like my father’s age, he was this champion of women’s rights, in my eyes. I couldn’t believe it was happening. It was surreal.”
Per TheHill, Former staffer for Joe Biden Tara Reade discussed allegations of sexual harassment and her unsuccessful fight to get Time’s Up, an organization that provides financial support for women who come forward with stories of sexual misconduct, to represent her Thursday with Hill.TV’s “Rising.”
The Biden campaign did not respond to a request for comment from The Hill on Tara Reade’s allegations, which have not been independently verified.
The former vice president addressed multiple allegations of unwanted physical contact last year in a video posted to social media in which he did not directly apologize for any of his past conduct.
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