1996 Court Docs Reveal That Tara Reade Complained To Ex-Husband About Sexual Harassment In Biden’s Senate Office

Written by K. Walker on May 8, 2020

This single piece of evidence makes Tara Reade infinitely more credible than Christine Blasey Ford.

And yet, prominent Democrats that were all-in with the “Believing All Women” mantra when it came to accusations against Brett Kavanaugh, are now suddenly demanding due process and the presumption of innocence when it comes to Joe Biden.

USA Today named a number of the #MeToo Crew that were out there back in September 2018 condemning Kavanaugh with no evidence are now standing by their man despite more credible evidence–House Speaker Nancy Pelosi(D-CA), Senators Elizabeth Warren(D-MA), Kamala Harris(D-CA), Amy Klobuchar(D-MN), Kirsten Gillibrand(D-NY), Dianne Feinstein(D-CA), Michigan Governor Gretchen ‘Do As I Say Or Else’ Witmer, failed Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, and Rep. Alexandria Occasional-Cortex.

Here are some of the headlines showing them backing Joe.

From FOX News:

The Hill:

The New York Post:

The Minnesota Star-Tribune:

CNN Politics:

Gee, what could’ve possibly changed?

Blasey Ford, the “most credible” accuser of Brett Kavanaugh, had zero corroboration. Even the witnesses that she named contradicted her. There isn’t even clear evidence that Kavanaugh and Blasey Ford had ever met.

Reade, on the other hand, did indeed work as a Senate staffer for Biden. She claims she filed a report but didn’t mention sexual assault, and people have come forward publicly stating that she told them about the incident at the time or shortly after.

Now, a court document from 1996 reveals that Reade told her ex-husband about an incident of sexual harassment when she was working as a Senate aide in Biden’s office.

The Washington Examiner explains:

The 1996 San Luis Obispo County court filing, first reported by local California paper the Tribune, does not mention an assault that Reade now alleges against Biden and does not say that Biden is the person who sexually harassed Reade. But it is the first written piece of evidence that Reade complained about sexual harassment in Biden’s office in the 1990s, boosting corroboration from friends who say that they remember Reade complaining about assault or harassment around that time.

The March 25, 1996 filing reads:

At the early stages of our dating, Petitioner [Reade] felt comfortable confiding in me as we both worked for Members of Congress, and we shared many other common interests. On several occasions Petitioner related a problem that she was having at work regarding sexual harassment, in U.S. Senator Joe Biden’s office. Petitioner told me that she eventually struck a deal with the chief of staff of the Senator’s office and left her position. I was sympathetic to her needs when she asked me for help, and assisted her financially, and allowed her to stay at my apartment with my roommate while she looked for work. It was obvious that this event had a traumatic effect on Petitioner, and that she is still sensitive and effected by it today.

This has also been confirmed by Reade’s ex-husband.

Reade’s ex-husband confirmed that he made the filing but declined to comment further.

“Tara and I ended our relationship over two decades ago under difficult circumstances,” Dronen told the Tribune Thursday. “I am not interested in reliving that chapter of my life. I wish Tara well, and I have nothing further to say.”

Source: Washington Examiner

If Blasey Ford had provided this much corroboration instead of a tearful testimony that didn’t clear up anything, there would have been more bipartisan calls for an investigation. But her story had more holes than Swiss cheese, and it appeared to be from beginning to end a partisan attack on a Republican Supreme Court selection.

The media has been just as duplicitous when the coverage of both accusations are compared.

Yesterday, Megyn Kelly posted a clip of her interview with Tara Reade. It was the first public appearance of Reade since Biden addressed Reade’s accusation on MSNBC’s Morning Joe.

Reade says that she wishes that he would withdraw from the Presidential race, but doesn’t think that he will.

I’m not even saying that Tara Reade is telling the truth, nor am I saying that she’s lying. There are far too many unknowns, and, ultimately, only two people really know what the truth is.

This story is about a woman accusing a man who wants to be the President of the United States of sexual assault, but it’s also much bigger than that–it’s also a story about media malfeasance and feminist hypocrisy.

The media buried Reade’s story instead of breathlessly reporting every detail as they did with Blasey Ford, Deborah Ramirez, and nutty Julie Swetnick. They made Michael Avenatti almost omnipresent on cable news shows as he represented Swetnick and Stormy Daniels who says she had an affair with President Trump. Why? Because it hurt Republicans.

Increasingly, Democrats are trying to have their “Believe All Women” cake and eat it too with their support of Joe Biden.

Their hypocrisy is perfectly summed up by prominent feminist and #MeToo lawyer, Lisa Bloom’s tweets:

The TL;DR version: “Sure, Joe did exactly what Tara Reade has accused him of, but it’s either him or Trump, and we can’t have Trump!”

Clearly, to these hypocritical harridans, the “disqualifying” thing isn’t sexual assault, it’s the “R” after the man’s name.

ClashDaily's Associate Editor since August 2016. Self-described political junkie, anti-Third Wave Feminist, and a nightmare to the 'intersectional' crowd. Mrs. Walker has taken a stand against 'white privilege' education in public schools. She's also an amateur Playwright, former Drama teacher, and staunch defender of the Oxford comma. Follow her humble musings on Twitter: @TheMrsKnowItAll and on Gettr @KarenWalker