Damming evidence has been unearthed that supports the sexual assault accuse of former Vice President Joe Biden.
On Friday, The Intercept released a transcript of a woman, who is believed to be Tara Reade’s mother, calling in to “Larry King Live” on CNN in 1993.
In the call the woman asks King’s advice on what to do as her daughter had a “problem” senator, at that time Biden’s position.
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Reade has claimed that she told her mother, her brother and a friend about the alleged assault and that her mother called in to “Larry King Live.”
“I’m wondering what a staffer would do besides go to the press in Washington? My daughter has just left there, after working for a prominent senator, and could not get through with her problems at all,” the woman said.
“And the only thing she could have done was go to the press, and she chose not to do it out of respect for him,” she said.
“In other words, she had a story to tell but, out of respect for the person she worked for, she didn’t tell it?” King said.
“That’s true,” the woman said as the hosts got into a discussion about how they have used the press to get back at their opponent’s.
Sadly, Reade’s mother passed away in 2016 but when presented with the video of the call Reade acknowledged that was her mother’s voice she was hearing said that it jived with her memory of what happened.
“Aww, I have not heard my mom’s voice in awhile,” Reade said after listening to the audio of the woman, allegedly her mother.
The caller does not specifically mention sexual assault or harassment during the call, but the call stands as evidence of Reade’s claim that she told others about the assault and proof that she was correct when she said that her mother called “Larry king Live” to ask for advice.
“This is my mom. I miss her so much and her brave support of me,” Reade said in a tweet after the story was published.
On March 24 Reade’s accusations resurfaced in a report by The Intercept when she was interviewed by podcast host Katie Halper.
Reade said that a senior member of Biden’s staff asked her to bring the senator’s gym bag near the Capitol building which is where the alleged assault happened.
“He greeted me, he remembered my name, and then we were alone. It was the strangest thing,” she said in the interview. “There was no like, exchange really. He just had me up against the wall.”
She said that she wore “a business skirt,” on that day but “wasn’t wearing stockings — it was a hot day.”
“His hands were on me and underneath my clothes, and he went down my skirt and then up inside it and he penetrated me with his fingers and he was kissing me at the same time and he was saying some things to me,” she said.
She said that the former senator and current Democratic presidential front runner asked her if she would prefer “to go somewhere else.”
“I pulled away, he got finished doing what he was doing,” she said. “He said: ‘Come on, man. I heard you liked me.’”
When asked for comment Biden Deputy Campaign Manager Kate Bedingfield referred Fox News to a previous statement by the campaign.
“What is clear about this claim: it is untrue. This absolutely did not happen,” she said.
“Vice President Biden has dedicated his public life to changing the culture and the laws around violence against women,” she said. “He authored and fought for the passage and reauthorization of the landmark Violence Against Women Act. He firmly believes that women have a right to be heard – and heard respectfully. Such claims should also be diligently reviewed by an independent press.