Joe Biden has issued a press release, denying the allegation that he sexually assaulted Tara Reade, a former Senate aide that labored in his workplace 27 years in the past.
Within the assertion, Biden flatly says the allegation isn’t true, and that “This by no means occurred.” He goes on to state that girls making such allegations “need to be handled with dignity and respect, and after they step ahead they need to be heard, not silenced. The second is that their tales needs to be topic to acceptable inquiry and scrutiny,” and that:
There’s a clear, crucial a part of this story that may be verified. The previous staffer has mentioned she filed a criticism again in 1993. […]
There is just one place a criticism of this sort might be – the Nationwide Archives. The Nationwide Archives is the place the data are stored at what was then referred to as the Workplace of Honest Employment Practices. I’m requesting that the Secretary of the Senate ask the Archives to determine any file of the criticism she alleges she filed and make obtainable to the press any such doc. If there was ever any such criticism, the file will likely be there.
Biden additionally appeared on MSNBC’s Morning Joe on Friday morning to reiterate his denial, and if there are any such complaints, “put them out.” He additionally mentioned that he has by no means had anybody signal an NDA (non-disclosure settlement). Biden says that in the long run, “The reality issues.”