The Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Department (MPDC) has changed the status of a sexual assault complaint filed against presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden from active to inactive, One America News Network’s Richard Pollack reported Wednesday.
Tara Reade worked as a U.S. Senate staffer for Biden in 1993, the year in which she has accused him of kissing her, touching her and penetrating her with his fingers without her consent. She filed the report with MPDC on April 9.
“It is outside the criminal statute of limitations so there is no mechanism available for them to keep it active,” Reade told this reporter. “I filed it so I would have an extra layer of safety and to demonstrate I am willing to cooperate with law enforcement and any investigation regarding what happened.”
MPDC Public Affairs Specialist Brianna Jordan told the Daily Caller Wednesday “this is an inactive case and there are no additional details to provide.”
The Biden campaign has denied the assault allegation, saying it “absolutely did not happen” and that the former Vice President and Senator “firmly believes that women have a right to be heard — and heard respectfully.”
Tara Reade alleges that Biden sexually assaulted her in 1993 while she was working in his Washington, D.C. office. Her brother, Collin Moulton, recently told Business Insider he remembered his sister saying Biden “had his hand under her clothes at some point.” He is one of at least five people to corroborate details of Reade’s story.
#BREAKING: HERE is the video from August 11,1993's 'Larry King Live' described by @TheIntercept (and Tara Reade) as allegedly featuring her mother calling in and alluding to Reade's sexual assault claims against @JoeBiden (blog here by @ScottJW) https://t.co/fCgEqBnX7n pic.twitter.com/V5FGHskv56
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) April 24, 2020
In a recent interview with The Intercept, Reade described an anonymous phone call her mother made to CNN’s “Larry King Live” asking for advice for her daughter, who was “sexually harassed and retaliated against” while working for a “prominent senator.” The Media Research Center later uncovered and released the damning clip from a 1993 airing of King’s show on CNN (above).
Biden had already represented Delaware as a U.S. Senator for two decades at the time of the alleged assault. He maintained his seat until becoming Vice President in January 2009, a position he held for eight years.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) defended Biden during an appearance on CNN Thursday morning, adding that she still supports the presumptive nominee despite the sexual assault accusations against him. CNN host Alisyn Camerota noted that even though the Biden campaign has denied any wrongdoing, Joe Biden has not addressed Reade’s allegation himself.
CNN's Alisyn Camerota calls out Nancy Pelosi after she says Joe Biden has addressed allegations: "He has not" pic.twitter.com/WEaARL4rWR
— TV News HQ (@TVNewsHQ) April 30, 2020
“I have great sympathy for any women who bring forth an allegation,” said Pelosi. “I’m a big strong supporter of the MeToo movement. I think it’s been, it’s made a great contribution to our country, and I do support Joe Biden. I’m satisfied with how he has responded.”
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