Troverdigheten til Tara Reades historie om at hun ble utsatt for sex-overgrep av Joe Biden i 1993 ble styrket da en nabo kunne bekrefte at Reade fortalt om historien i 1994/95 og gråt av bevegelse.
Lynda LaCasse er Biden-tilhenger, men klarer ikke tie stille om det hun vet.
Speaking to Business Insider, LaCasse said she recalls Reade becoming emotional as she recounted the alleged incident with Biden.
“I remember her saying, here was this person that she was working for and she idolized him,” said LaCasse. “And he kind of put her up against a wall. And he put his hand up her skirt and he put his fingers inside her. She felt like she was assaulted, and she really didn’t feel there was anything she could do.”
“She was crying,” LaCasse continued. “She was upset. And the more she talked about it, the more she started crying. I remember saying that she needed to file a police report.”
“I don’t remember all the details,” she added. “I remember the skirt. I remember the fingers. I remember she was devastated.”
LaCasse, a Biden supporter, is the first individual to corroborate Reade’s allegation.
“I personally am a Democrat, a very strong Democrat,” LaCasse said. “And I’m for Biden, regardless. But still I have to come out and say this.”
Man kan si at nettet nå begynner å snøre seg sammen rundt Biden. Nå er det ikke bare ord mot ord. Tara Reades mor ringte inn til Larry King i 1993 og fortalte om datteren som var blitt utsatt for overgrep fra en prominent senator. Opptaket er nylig kommet for en dag.
En venninne husker Reade fortelle om at hun var blitt utsatt for et overgrep.
In addition to LaCasse, Lorraine Sanchez, a former legislative staffer to California State Senator Jack O’Connell, told Business Insider that Reade lamented about being “sexually harassed by her former boss while she was in DC.”
Reade hadde spesifikt nevnt Biden som overgriperen. Reade beundret Biden. Derfor var hans overfall på henne vanskelig å forsone seg med.
Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, har nettopp gått ut og sagt hun støtter Biden. Hun sa han var «personifikasjonen av integritet».
Anti-Trump-medier har tiet om anklagene, og Biden har sluppet spørsmål fra pressen. Det kan bli vanskelig å ignorere saken fremover.