Biden faces an accusation by a woman who says he sexually assaulted her 27 years ago. His campaign strongly denied the accusation.
As former Vice President Joe Biden enjoys big new presidential campaign endorsements from a political rival and his popular old boss, he also is facing an accusation by a woman who says he sexually assaulted her 27 years ago.
Tara Reade’s first made her claims in a podcast last month. She recently made an officialÂ complaint to police in Washington, D.C.
Biden’s campaign strongly denies Reade’s accusation, telling NBC News that it “absolutely did not happen.”
Deputy campaign manager Kate Bedingfield told NBC in a statement,Â “He firmly believes that women have a right to be heard â and heard respectfully.”
“Such claims should also be diligently reviewed by an independent press. What is clear about this claim: it is untrue,” Bedinfield said.
In her complaint, Reade said she was serving as an aide to then-Sen. Biden in the spring of 1993. She told police in her recent complaint that Biden used his fingers to penetrate her after she gave him a gym bag.