Reade approached the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund in January looking for assistance but was reportedly told the fund could not help her because Biden is a candidate for federal office, and pursuing a case could jeopardize the fund’s nonprofit status. The Intercept reports the public relations firm representing Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund is SKDKnickerbocker, whose managing director, Anita Dunn, is a top adviser to Biden’s presidential campaign. Why would party leadership ever listen to us if they can always count on our vote anyway? This is why the Democratic party has moved so far to the right since the ’80s, they’ve taken us for granted and focused on trying to court moderate republicans.
The charges were brought by Tara Reade, who worked as a staff assistant for then-Senator Biden in 1993 when she was in her mid-twenties. Reade told journalist Katie Halper in an interview published Tuesday that Biden repeatedly touched her without her consent and sexually assaulted her. A warning to listeners and viewers: Her account is graphic. Tara Reade: “And then his hands were on me and underneath my clothes. And yeah, and then he went — he went down my skirt but then up inside it, and he penetrated me with his fingers.”