Tara Reade’s 1993 complaint towards Joe Biden, which she says was filed to the Congressional Personnel Workplace, doesn’t include any express accusations of sexual assault.
“I keep in mind speaking about him wanting me to serve drinks as a result of he favored my legs and thought I used to be fairly and it made me uncomfortable,” Reade advised the Related Press Friday. “I do know that I used to be too scared to jot down in regards to the sexual assault.”
Reade, a former Senate staffer, has accused Biden of urgent her up towards a wall and sexually assaulting her 27 years in the past.
AP right now reported on notes from its interview final 12 months with Reade wherein she stated she “chickened out” after visiting the Senate Personnel Workplace. Within the 2019 interview, Reade spoke about Biden making her uncomfortable and inappropriate touching, however didn’t allege sexual assault.
Reade stated she didn’t come ahead publicly final 12 months as a result of she feared the potential for retaliation and public backlash and that she was nonetheless herself working by the trauma of what occurred.
Biden has strenuously denied he assaulted Reade.
“It’s not true. I’m saying unequivocally it by no means, by no means occurred, and it didn’t. It by no means occurred,” Biden stated on “Morning Joe” Friday.
“I don’t keep in mind any kind of complaint she could have made. It was 27 years in the past, and I don’t keep in mind, nor does anybody else that I’m conscious of, and the very fact is that I don’t keep in mind. I don’t keep in mind any complaint ever having been made.”