Joe Biden’s former staffer Tara Reade files sexual assault complaint claiming he attacked her in Senate corridor in 1993 – The Sun

A WOMAN who accused former Vice President Joe Biden of sexually harassing her in 1993 has filed a formal criminal complaint, according to reports.

Biden's former staffer, Tara Reade, filed the complaint with the Washington, DC, police, Business Insider reported.


Reade, who first made the allegations late last month, said she told police that Biden had assaulted her in a Senate corridor.

The former staffer reportedly said Biden shoved his hand under her skirt and penetrated her with his fingers.

The report was said to have been filed late on Thursday afternoon, and was filed with the sexual assault unit of Washington, DC, Metropolitan Police.

FORMAL COMPLAINT

The statue of limitations for sexual assault has passed.

When Reade first made allegations as part of a podcast interview last month, she said Biden had assaulted her and touched her without consent when the two were alone as she delivered a gym bag.

Biden's team issued a blanket denial in response.

Kate Bedingfield, Biden's communications director said: "Women have a right to tell their story, and reporters have an obligation to rigorously vet those claims.

"We encourage them to do so, because these accusations are false."

With Vermont Senator ending his run for president on Thursday, Biden looks almost certain to become the party's 2020 nominee for president.

Earlier this week, he and President Donald Trump were said to have had a "friendly" chat about the coronavirus pandemic that has gripped America.



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