Tara Reade's story is like the proverbial fisherman's tale in which the fish gets bigger and bigger with each retelling.
She said that in her 1993 intake form, she complained of "feeling uncomfortable" in Biden's senate office because a work colleague told her that Joe Biden said Reade had nice legs. How traumatic!
A caller who Reade identified as being her mother told Larry King that her daughter had "problems" in the office. The Intercept reported that Tara Reade claimed that she told her mother about "sexual harassment and assault related to her former boss, Joe Biden". Is it even remotely credible that any mother would characterize her daughter's alleged sexual assault as "problems" in the office?
In a restraining order Reade filed against her ex-husband, her ex, in the court document, said Reade felt she was "harassed" in Biden's office (not by Biden himself).
A year ago she told The Union newspaper that Biden touched her shoulder and neck which she said made her uncomfortable. Also last year she told an AP reporter of Biden: "I wasn't scared of him, that he was going to take me in a room or anything. It wasn't that kind of vibe." After Super Tuesday, the story evolved yet again into digital penetration.
Now her story includes the salacious claim that Biden said to her "I want of fuck you" as he allegedly held her against the wall with with one hand, spread her legs apart with his knees and inserted his other hand into her undergarments---in a public hallway in the Russell Senate office building, no less.
Sheesh, in all the times that she supposedly told her female smoke break pals and other confidants of her experiences in the Biden office, she apparently forget to mention that little nugget. None of them, including her anonymous friend, have mentioned that unforgettable quote to interviewers.
Bill Maher is right. Tara Reade's story has been disputed...by Tara Reade.
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