Tara Reade, a former Biden Staffer woman who accused the Democratic presidential candidate of sexually assaulting her when she worked for him in 1993, has filed a formal criminal complaint with the Washington, DC, police about the alleged incident.
“Late Thursday afternoon, Reade filed a report of the incident with the sexual assault unit of the Washington, DC, Metropolitan Police Department,” Business Insider reported. “Business Insider has obtained a public incident report recording the allegation.”
On Twitter, Reade defines herself as, “Former intern for Leon Panetta, Former Senate aide for Biden, Survivor, Domestic Violence Advocate, Animal Rights, Actress, Writer. Poet.” Her full name is Alexandra Tara Reade. A 2019 story in the Union newspaper in California reported that “employment documents provided by Reade show that she worked in Biden’s office from December 1992 to August 1993.”
Reade outlined the alleged sexual assault during a podcast interview last month, which she says began when a supervisor called her into the office and told her to take a gym bag to Biden.
“She said he was down towards the Capitol, and he’ll meet you,” Reade said. “I went down, and I was heading down towards there. He was at first talking to someone.. and then they went away. We were in like the side, like the side area, and he just said, ‘Hey, come here Tara.’”
“I handed him the thing. He greeted me. He remembered my name. And then we were alone,” Reade continued. “It was the strangest thing. There was no like exchange really. He just had me up against the wall. I was wearing like a skirt, a business skirt.”
Reade continued, “It happened all at once…his hands were on me and underneath my clothes. Yeah, and he went down my skirt but then up inside it, and he penetrated me with his fingers, and he was kissing me at the same time, and he was saying something to me. He said several things. I can’t remember everything he said.”
Reade claims that Biden asked her if she wanted to go “somewhere else,” and that she rejected his alleged advances to which she claims he responded by saying, “C’mon man, I heard you liked me.”
In a statement to Fox News, Kate Bedingfield, deputy campaign manager and communications director for the Biden campaign, denied the allegations that were being made against Biden.
“Women have a right to tell their story, and reporters have an obligation to rigorously vet those claims,” Bedingfield said. “We encourage them to do so, because these accusations are false.”