Campaign denies Tara Reade was assaulted by presumptive Democratic nominee in 1993, but he himself has not responded directly, instead touting record of support for abuse victims
By Elodie Cuzin |
WASHINGTON (AFP) — US presidential hopeful Joe Biden said Wednesday he has a proud history of campaigning against sexual violence, as he faces mounting pressure to respond to an assault allegation made by a former aide.
The presumptive Democratic nominee has been accused by Tara Reade of assaulting her in 1993, when she was a 29-year-old staff assistant in the office of Biden, then a US senator from Delaware.
Biden’s campaign has denied the claims, but he himself has not responded directly to the allegations by Reade, now 56.