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Tara Reade Urges Joe Biden End Presidential Bid over Alleged Sexual Assault

In the United States, Tara Reade has called on Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden to drop out of the race. Reade has accused Biden of sexually assaulting her 27 years ago while she worked as an aide in his Senate office. Biden has denied the allegations. Reade made the comment in an interview with Megyn Kelly.

Tara Reade: “I want to say, ‘You and I were there, Joe Biden. Please step forward and be held accountable. You should not be running on character for the president of the United States.’”

Megyn Kelly: “You want him to withdraw?”

Tara Reade: “I wish he would. But he won’t. But I wish he would. That’s how I feel emotionally.”

Meanwhile, a newspaper in California has obtained a 1996 court filing that shows Reade told her ex-husband that she was sexually harassed while working at Senator Biden’s office. In the document, Reade’s ex-husband, Theodore Dronen, writes, “It was obvious that this event had a very traumatic effect on [Reade], and that she is still sensitive and effected [sic] by it today.” The document is the first written record to substantiate part of Reade’s claim.

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