Tara Reade Shreds Alyssa Milano: ‘Complete Opposite Of How She Approached Brett Kavanaugh’

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Tara Reade, the woman who has publically accused Joe Biden of sexually assaulting her in the early 1990s, wants to know where the #MeToo movement is now that her accusations are against a Democrat.

During an interview with Fox News, Reade specifically named actress Alyssa Milano and said she is treating her allegations much differently than the way she treated the allegations against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

Milano attended several of Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings when he, a Republican, faced accusations against Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and some others. Milano was literally on the front lines of the #MeToo movement in challenging Kavanaugh to face an FBI investigation.

Reade noted the hypocrisy and said she “knows nothing” about her allegations. That is, Milano is not listening to survivors as she claims.

As the Daily Caller reports, Reade said Milano “really doesn’t know anything about what happened to me,” and said it is “odd” that she is not taking the time to hear her evidence.

“I think we need to compare how she responded to Brett Kavanaugh… quite different than the talking points she [used] regarding Joe Biden,” Reade said to Fox News, per the report. “She never reached out to me. I don’t really want to amplify her voice because I feel like she hijacked my narrative for a while and framed it about herself… she knows nothing about it.”

The Daily Caller adds:

Reade worked as a Senate staffer for Biden in 1993 and has accused the then-senator of kissing her, touching her, and penetrating her with his fingers without her consent. Biden’s 2020 presidential campaign, which has not responded to many requests for comment from the DCNF, has denied the assault and said it “absolutely did not happen.”

Reade added that Milano “only knows Joe Biden, so she doesn’t know me and has never talked to me. So, how could she possibly talk about the case?” Reade asked. “She went on an interview… saying that Time’s Up rejected me and that’s not true, and she said she talked to Time’s Up.”

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And:

The Biden accuser told the Daily Caller News Foundation in an interview posted Saturday that she believes women’s groups that blame their silence on their nonprofit status do so out of fear.

She speculated that many of these women’s groups rely on funding that comes from the Violence Against Women Act, which Biden introduced in 1990, and believes that these organizations worry they will lose this funding if Biden becomes president and they have spoken ill of him.

“I think there’s all kinds of reasons,” Reade said to the Daily Caller. “There’s economic, there’s just fear of who he is and how powerful he is. I’m 56 years old, and I’ve kind of pushed beyond fear, I’m getting attacked I am getting harassed. But I think it’s important I stay strong and stay firm.”

Milano started the month sticking by the man she endorsed to win the presidency.

“I am still endorsing Joe Biden,” she said in a tweet and an accompanying video on April 6, well after details of Reade’s claim surfaced.

She then went on to call Tara Reade’s corroborated allegation “clearly a smear campaign.”

She seemingly reversed her stance in a tweet on Tuesday morning, just after 1 a.m.

“I’m aware of the new developments in Tara Reade’s accusation against Joe Biden. I want Tara, like every other survivor, to have the space to be heard and seen without being used as fodder,” Milano tweeted.

“I hear and see you, Tara. #MeToo” she added.

At the time of publication, Milano has not withdrawn her endorsement of Biden to win the presidency.

 

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