Biden verbally denies sexually assaulting Tara Reade: ‘it never happened’

Tara Reade, who worked for Biden when he was a U.S. senator from Delaware, has alleged in a number of interviews that Biden assaulted her in 1993 on Capitol Hill.

Biden, the presumed Democratic nominee for president, put out a statement shortly before he appeared on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” program denying that Reade’s allegations were true.

He took issue with some of the specifics of Reade’s allegations, saying that her assertion she’d reported his alleged misconduct at the time was not true.

“She has said she raised some of these issues with her supervisor and senior staffers from my office at the time,” Biden said in the statement. “They – both men and a woman – have said, unequivocally, that she never came to them and complained or raised issues. News organizations that have talked with literally dozens of former staffers have not found one – not one – who corroborated her allegations in any way.” Biden repeated his denials when he appeared on MSNBC

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