Joe Biden assault allegation

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Portrait of Reade on her U.S. Senate ID (provided by her to New York Times)

In April 2020, in the midst of Joe Biden's campaign in the 2020 Democratic Party presidential primaries, news organizations published articles about allegations by Tara Reade that Biden had sexually assaulted her when she was a Senate aide in 1993.[1][2][3][4][5][6] A Biden spokesperson said the allegation was false.[7]

Reade filed a public incident report with the Washington, D.C., police on April 9th. The report does not mention Biden, but in an interview with The New York Times she confirmed the complaint was about him.[7] She also noted in a tweet a day later that the statute of limitations has lapsed.[2]

References

  1. Grim, Ryan (March 24, 2020). "Time’s Up Said It Could Not Fund a #MeToo Allegation Against Joe Biden, Citing Its Nonprofit Status and His Presidential Run". The Intercept. https://theintercept.com/2020/03/24/joe-biden-metoo-times-up/. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 North, Anna (March 27, 2020). "A sexual assault allegation against Joe Biden has ignited a firestorm of controversy". Vox. https://www.vox.com/2020/3/27/21195935/joe-biden-sexual-assault-allegation. 
  3. "Tara Reade discusses Biden allegation with Hill.TV's 'Rising'". The Hill. March 26, 2020. https://thehill.com/hilltv/rising/489719-tara-reade-discusses-biden-allegation-with-hilltvs-rising. 
  4. Da Silva, Chantal (March 27, 2020). "Joe Biden's Sexual Assault Accuser Wants To Be Able To Speak Out Without Fear of 'Powerful Men'". Newsweek. https://www.newsweek.com/biden-campaign-team-denies-past-sexual-assault-allegation-former-senate-staffer-1494794. 
  5. White, Adam (April 8, 2020). "Rose McGowan calls Charmed co-star Alyssa Milano ‘a fraud’ for endorsing Joe Biden". The Independent. https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/rose-mcgowan-alyssa-milano-joe-biden-alexandra-tara-reade-kavanaugh-a9454256.html. 
  6. Halper, Katie (March 31, 2020). "Tara Reade Tells Her Story". Current Affairs. https://www.currentaffairs.org/2020/03/tara-reade-tells-her-story. 
  7. 7.0 7.1 Lerer, Lisa; Ember, Sydney (April 12, 2020). "Examining Tara Reade’s Sexual Assault Allegation Against Joe Biden". The New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/12/us/politics/joe-biden-tara-reade-sexual-assault-complaint.html. 

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