More Come Forward to Corroborate Joe Biden’s Sexual Assault Against Tara Reade
A few days after it was confirmed that Tara Reade’s mother called in to Larry King’s CNN show in 1993 to ask for advice regarding the problems that her daughter was experiencing with her boss, Senator Joe Biden, two individuals have come forward to corroborate Reade’s story that she was sexually assaulted by the presumptive Democratic nominee.
The first new witness is Reade’s former neighbor, Lynda LaCasse, who lived next door to her in the 1990s. Below are snippets of what she told Business Insider:
“I remember her saying, here was this person that she was working for and she idolized him, and he kind of put her up against a wall. And he put his hand up her skirt and he put his fingers inside her. She felt like she was assaulted, and she really didn’t feel there was anything she could do…she was crying [when telling the story]…she was upset. And the more she talked about it, the more she started crying. I remember saying that she needed to file a police report…I don’t remember all the details. I remember the skirt. I remember the fingers. I remember she was devastated.”
LaCasse also noted that she was not politically motivated to come forward with the allegation, and she even told Business Insider that she would still vote for Biden, but in the wake of these accusations coming to light, she felt that she had “to come out and say this”.
Business Insider verified that the two women lived in the same apartment complex at the time. While they have since reconnected on Facebook and talked about the incident, LaCasse noted that Reade did not ask her to speak to the press; she voluntarily came forward because “If this was me, I would want somebody to stand up for me. It takes a lot of guts to do what she’s doing.”
Another individual, Lorraine Sanchez, Reade’s former co-worker in California state Senator Jack O’Connell’s office, said that Reade told her about the incident while they were working together. Sanchez also praised her former colleague’s bravery, telling Business Insider the following:
“It takes great courage and strength to come forward. It’s much easier to keep silent. However, I also understand the duty we have as women to share our story regardless of who the perpetrator may be.”
In total, there are now five individuals who have corroborated the incident: Reade’s mother, Jeanette Altimus, who spoke about it in general terms on CNN back in 1993, a friend who wishes to remain anonymous, Reade’s brother, Collin Moulton, and now LaCasse and Sanchez.
Meanwhile, the Biden campaign is still directing the press to their earlier statement denying any wrongdoing while the candidate himself is refusing to allow the University of Delaware to release his trove of Senate records for the public to review, as they likely contain Reade’s original sexual harassment complaint paperwork. Of course, the media has yet to directly ask Biden about the allegations, instead opting to treat him with kid gloves by only asking softball questions while Biden apologists continue smearing Reade’s character with unfounded attacks and ridiculous arguments that Reade is just making the whole thing up.
After the establishment wing of the Democratic Party coalesced around Biden, they expect us to support the presumptive nominee outright, despite his decades of terrible decision-making in the Senate, record of sexually harassing women, and clear lack of preparedness for the Oval Office.
Unfortunately, if this additional evidence doesn’t convince Biden apologists, then nothing will. The same ones who defended Christine Blasey Ford when she credibly accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault are involved in the same type of character assassination tactics deployed by Republicans and Trump supporters only a few years prior, and the hypocrisy is palpable.
The Democratic Party’s collective defense and support of the former vice president is destroying the #MeToo Movement. The very individuals who argued that we must believe victims are, themselves, engaging in the same misogynistic smears that Ford endured during Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings, and it is absolutely repugnant.
Is it no wonder, therefore, why so many of us are refusing to vote for “the lesser of two rapists” in November?