I just can’t even with this…

Former Vice President Joe Biden is facing a new sexual assault allegation, from a woman named Tara Reade, who says she has been trying to share her story since 1993 when it allegedly happened. Reade’s allegation comes in the midst of Biden’s surging presidential campaign and is consistent with other stories women have shared about their discomfort with the way Biden has touched them.

Reade was a staff assistant for Joe Biden in 1993, when she claims he digitally raped her. She told part of her story in 2019, when Lucy Flores wrote in The Cut about the inappropriate way Biden smelled her hair and kissed the top of her head. At the time, several other women came forward to say that Biden had touched them in ways that made them uncomfortable, including Reade, who said that Biden used to put his hands on her shoulders and run his fingers up and down her neck. Now, she has detailed what she says is the entirety of her experience with Biden on The Katie Halper Show.

According to Reade, Biden pressed her up against a wall and digitally penetrated her without her consent. “It happened all at once, and then… his hands were on me and underneath my clothes,” she says. She also remembers him asking “do you want to go somewhere else?” and then, when she had pulled away, “Come on, man, I heard you liked me.” Reade says that “everything shattered” in that moment and his claim that he thought she liked him made her feel like she had “done this” somehow. “I looked up to him, he was my father’s age. He was this champion of women’s rights in my eyes,” she says. “I wanted to be a senator; I didn’t want to sleep with one.”

Obviously this isn’t the first time former Vice President Joe Biden has been accused of inappropriately touching a woman and it will be interesting to see how this latest allegation plays out.

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One Response to Former VP Joe Biden accused of sexual assault

  1. Once again we see the dangers of accepting the idea that every allegation rises to the level of truth. It does seem mighty odd that something which was claimed to have occurred in 1993 now is able to be disseminated at the peak time of the nomination fight in 2020. Talk about coincidence! This gives all those women with legitimate stories to be told, and legal moves to be made another hurdle to cross. Simply appalling news to read. I have never even heard before of being digitally raped…but if it generates headlines lets run with it…..

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