Over the past few days, several more lines of evidence have surfaced to support the rape allegation made by a former Biden staffer against the presumptive Democratic nominee. Tara Reade alleges that, back in 1993, Biden grabbed her, pushed her up against a wall, and assaulted her. Though she waited until now to report the incident to the media and the police, she says she told several people about it when it happened and throughout the intervening years. If true, this wouldn’t conclusively prove the allegations, but it would lend them credibility. After all, it is hard to believe that a woman would invent a rape story about a prominent politician but then wait 27 years to tell the media. You would think that telling the media and ruining his reputation would be the primary point of inventing the story in the first place.
On that note, two people — Reade’s brother and a friend — both corroborated that she told them about the alleged attack many years ago. Now more potential corroboration has emerged, including a clip from a 1993 episode of Larry King Live when a woman purported to be Reade’s mother called to talk about a cryptic “problem” that her daughter had with a “prominent politician.” Reade has confirmed that the woman on the tape is her mother. Then a report was published in Business Insider with more on-the-record corroboration, this time from a former neighbor who says she was told about the rape back in the 90’s. A former co-worker also attests that Reade mentioned “harassment” she’d suffered from a boss in DC.
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