Joe Biden denies sexual assault allegation

Tara Reade was a staff assistant in his Senate office in 1993, when she claims that he assaulted her and he said the assault "never happened."
2:35 | 05/02/20

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The race for 20/20 tonight Joseph Biden this evening breaking his silence after an accusation of sexual assault. And president trump today saying about Biden in a way I'm sticking up for him. Here's mirror group's. Addressing the allegations of sexual assault for the first time publicly Joseph Biden today with an emphatic denial would you please go on the record with the American people. Did you sexually assault terror rate. No it is not true. I'm saying unequivocally it never never happened she didn't never happened. Tara Reid was a staff assistant in Biden's senate office in 1993. When she says he assaulted her she's. ABC news and other outlets including democracy now. I was up against the wall and I remember. His hands underneath my senator and my skirt and his fingers penetrating me as he has just turn it just me in I was going away. Reid tells us that at the time she complained to the senate personnel office that Biden had quote made her feel uncomfortable. But she says she did not mention an assault and she has no record of the complaint. She says she shared similar concerns with three other staffers and Biden's office. All three of those staffers tell ABC news that's not true Biden prides himself on being an advocate for women's rights and is adamant that women should be heard. Today he was pressed on why this complaint against him is different. Women are to be believe given the benefit of the doubt and there are so many inconsistencies. In what has been said in this case so yes look at the facts. I assure you it did. Not happen. Biden is now calling for any record of the complaint to be released. So I'm asking the secretary of the senate today to verify whether any such document exists if it does make it pub. But he says he will not make public his senate papers housed at the University of Delaware tells containing personal files. There are public records Reid's allegations had been heavily promoted by president Trump's campaign but today the president seemed to come to Biden's defense. I guess in a way you can say I'm. I'm stick in upper hand the president who has been accused by multiple women of sexual assault including rape. Says his rival may be falsely accused. I would just stated Joseph Biden just go out and try it. And Joseph Biden has just sent a letter to the senate officially asking that they search for any alleged complaint and that they make public what they find including any complaint. And all of the related documents David's partner groups are thanks to against in the.

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