Joe Biden, Like Harvey Weinstein, Denies Sexual Assault Allegations

Joe Biden, Like Harvey Weinstein, Denies Sexual Assault Allegations

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Saturday, 02 May 2020
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Breaking weeks of silence, Joe Biden on Friday denied the sexual assault allegation that has threatened his presidential campaign.

“I’m saying unequivocally that it never, never happened,” Biden said in an interview on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”

Former Senate aide, Tara Reade, claims that Biden assaulted her in 1993 when she worked in his office.

Although Joe Biden’s campaign had previously denied this allegation, he had come under immense pressure to address the claim himself. In a statement released just before the interview, Biden noted “the full and growing record of inconsistencies” in the accusations and said: “They aren’t true. This never happened.”

Reade has claimed that Biden pinned her to a wall and used his fingers to penetrate her in an office building on Capitol Hill when he was a senator from Delaware. Her brother and a former neighbor have said that Reade discussed details of the alleged assault with them in the 1990s. Several individuals who worked in the Senate office at the time have said that Reade’s allegations do not square with their experience working for Biden.

Separately, according to Wikipedia: … “In October 2017, The New York Times and The New Yorker reported that dozens of women accused Harvey Weinstein of rape, sexual assault and sexual abuse over a period of at least thirty years. Over eighty women in the film industry have since accused Weinstein of such acts. Weinstein denied “any non-consensual sex.” Shortly after, he was dismissed from The Weinstein Company (TWC), was expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and other professional associations, and retired from public view.”

Neither Joe Biden or Harvey Weinstein could be reached for comment by press time.