Mainstream media outlets are seemingly trying to ignore Tara Reade’s sexual assault accusations against Joe Biden.
And why wouldn’t they? After doing everything they could do to oppose President Trump over the last four years, now their presumed Democratic presidential nominee is facing a serious claim—one that has the potential to derail his entire campaign.
But, they won’t be able to sit on the sidelines much longer as two more people have come forward to corroborate Reade’s claims.
Yikes!🚨🚨🚨 A former neighbor of Joe Biden's accuser Tara Reade has come forward to corroborate her sexual assault account – Business Insider https://t.co/cwU7Vnc1BC
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) April 27, 2020
From Business Insider:
In March, when a former aide to Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden accused the candidate of sexually assaulting her in 1993, two people came forward to say that the woman, Tara Reade, had told them of the incident shortly after it allegedly occurred — her brother, Collin Moulton, and a friend who asked to remain anonymous for fear of retribution.
Now two more sources have come forward to corroborate certain details about Reade’s claims. One of them — a former neighbor of Reade’s — has told Insider for the first time, on the record, that Reade disclosed details about the alleged assault to her in the mid-1990s.
“This happened, and I know it did because I remember talking about it,” Lynda LaCasse, who lived next door to Reade in the mid-’90s, told Insider.
The other source, Lorraine Sanchez, who worked with Reade in the office of a California state senator in the mid-’90s, told Insider that she recalls Reade complaining at the time that her former boss in Washington, DC, had sexually harassed her, and that she had been fired after raising concerns.
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This story isn't going away, no matter how much the Biden campaign wants it to https://t.co/eq5mtX0i4P
— Peter J. Hasson (@peterjhasson) April 27, 2020
The Biden campaign has issued a statement denying the claims but Biden has yet to speak directly on the issue. And, perhaps more importantly, the various mainstream media outlets that have hosted him for interviews in recent weeks have yet to ask a single question about the claims.
“Women have a right to tell their story, and reporters have an obligation to rigorously vet those claims,” Biden’s communications director Kate Bedingfield said earlier this month. “We encourage them to do so, because these accusations are false.”
2/ Lynda LaCasse, Reade’s neighbor in the mid 1990s, is the 1st source to corroborate Reade’s account in detail, on the record. LaCasse is a longtime Democrat and says she will still vote for Biden. But says “This happened, and I know it did because I remember talking about it.”
— Rich McHugh (@RichMcHugh) April 27, 2020
In 1993, Tara Reade’s mother called Larry King
to blow the whistle on Joe Biden sexually assaulting her daughter.
Now, FOUR sources have corroborated Tara Reade’s story:
Yes, FOUR sources. pic.twitter.com/MzeZudFl55
— #ThePersistence (@ScottPresler) April 28, 2020