The mainstream media can no longer ignore the Tara Reade story. Now it’s snowballing faster and faster.
Investigative reporting with the Associated Press uncovered two more sources in its reporting that corroborate Tara Reade’s allegations.
Let’s recap what we know so far about the allegations:
Tara Reade accused Joe Biden of sexually assaulting her when she worked in his Senate office in 1993.
She reported a complaint to the Senate about Biden’s behavior toward her (though she has stated that the complaint “would not corroborate her assault allegations because she chose not to detail them at the time” as she was “too scared to write about the sexual assault”).
She filed a criminal complaint against Biden with the DC police in April.
In 1993, Reade’s mother apparently called into “Larry King Live” to ask about her daughter’s “problems” working in Washington, though she did not share any specific details. Reade’s brother, former neighbor, and former coworker have all said she told them about the assault shortly after it happened.
Now, two more people have come forward on the condition of anonymity.
From Fox News and the Associated Press:
The Associated Press revealed Saturday that its reporting uncovered two sources, who spoke on the condition of anonymity and who added to the already-mixed bag of individuals either corroborating or casting doubt on Reade’s claims…
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One friend, who knew Reade in 1993, said Reade told them about the alleged assault when it happened. The second friend met Reade more than a decade after the alleged incident and confirmed that Reade had a conversation with the friend in 2007 or 2008 about experiencing sexual harassment from Biden while working in his Senate office.
Reade claimed she told three of Biden’s other staff members about harassment, although none of them reportedly said they remembered hearing those allegations from her. However, two other individuals, including a former neighbor of Reade’s, corroborated her sexual-assault allegation in a report released earlier this week.
In addition to the two sources reported Saturday by The Associated Press, that makes at least four people who have corroborated Reade’s allegations of either sexual assault or harassment against Biden.
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Lynda LaCasse, one of Reade’s former neighbors, reportedly claimed that Reade shared details about the alleged assault in the mid-1990s. One of Reade’s former colleagues, Lorraine Sanchez, also told Business Insider that she remembered Reade complaining that her former boss harassed her.
Reade was one of eight women who came forward last year with allegations that Biden made them feel uncomfortable with inappropriate displays of affection. Biden acknowledged the complaints at the time and promised to be “more mindful about respecting personal space in the future.”
The allegations of sexual assault, harassment and misconduct continue to mount for former Vice President Joe Biden.
As previously reported, at least eight women have publicly accused Biden of sexual misconduct or inappropriate touching.
Most recently, according to Fox News, a woman related to a former Republican Senate candidate is accusing former Vice President Joe Biden of sexual harassment, claiming he complimented her breasts at a political event in Delaware when she was 14 years old in 2008.
Eva Murry, who is now 26, claims the incident happened at Delaware’s annual First State Gridiron Dinner & Show in 2008. Fox News was unable to reach Murry. Her comments were published Friday in Law & Crime.
“When it was Biden and my aunt’s turn to say hello he quickly turned to me and asked how old I was,” Murry told Law & Crime.
“I replied with my age and he replied with the comment, ‘Fourteen? You’re very well endowed for 14!’” she continued.
“I was confused but it was definitely weird, he looked me up and down and hovered his eyes on my chest so I had some clue [about] the notion of his comment but didn’t fully understand at the time,” she said. “We quickly separated from his area after the encounter.”
Several friends of Murry, as well as her older sister, told Law & Crime that they were told about Biden’s remarks at the time or within a few years of the 2008 event.
Murry said she didn’t know what Biden’s remarks meant at the time and looking back was disturbed by what he told her.
“I feel his comments were verbal sexual harassment,” Murry said.
“I think I was too naive to realize exactly what it meant at the time but I vividly remember the uncomfortable feeling I had in the pit of my stomach during the whole encounter. It wasn’t Biden’s words alone that made me so uncomfortable, it was the look, the tone, the whole general vibe was off.”
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Murry insisted that her coming forward has nothing to do with politics, telling Law & Crime: “No man or woman should get away with acting that way and that is what this boils down to.”
One of her friends, Victoria Anstey, similarly expressed that politics were not involved.
“I can’t stand Trump,” the self-described feminist told Law&Crime. “This isn’t politically motivated. This is about men in power using their status to silence victims”…
The charge comes as Biden is denying a separate allegation made by former staffer Tara Reade that he sexually assaulted her in 1993.
The outlet said Murry is the niece of Christine O’Donnell, a Republican who ran against Biden for the Senate that year, and often accompanied her aunt on the campaign trail. She claims the comment was made after Biden and her aunt greeted each other.
The Biden campaign did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.
Murry initially went public in a lengthy Facebook post written on April 8, the day Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., suspended his presidential campaign.
“Alright guys I’ve told this story a few times to friends and family, but with Bernie dropping out and everyone talking about Biden, instead of commenting everywhere I’m going to take the time to put this little story out there,” Murry wrote at the time.
She also claimed to Law&Crime that she saw Biden a few more times at other political events and that “his eyes never were on my face.”