Judicial document reveals Tara Reade told husband about sexual harassment ‘in Senator Biden’s office’
A recently excavated court document revealed on Thursday that Joe Biden’s prosecutor Tara Reade informed her then-husband in 1996 that she was sexually harassed at the Senator’s former Capitol.
“The petitioner mentioned several times about a problem she had at work regarding sexual harassment in the office of United States Senator Joe Biden,” Theodore Dronen wrote of his wife in the court’s statement, according to the application obtained by the San Luis Obispo Tribune.
“The petitioner told me that she eventually made a deal with the chief of staff at the senator’s office and left her position,” he continued, not mentioning the name of who she said had sexually harassed or extended her about alleged incidents.
Dronen’s statement, which was filed with a Supreme Court in San Luis Obispo, came when he contested a restraining order that Reade filed for days after his divorce.
This appears to be the only documentary evidence confirming Reade’s allegations against Biden.
“It was clear that this event had a very traumatic effect on Petitioner (Reade), and that it is still prone to it today,” Dronen wrote.
Tara Reade told her ex-husband that she was “ experiencing sexual harassment in U.S. Senator Joe Biden’s office, ” according to a newly-released 1996 court document
Several people have revealed that in the early 1990s, Reade told reports in his Senate office of Biden who had sexually assaulted her, including a former neighbor who came up last week about similar conversations she said she had in 1995 with Reade.
However, none of the few individuals have been able to provide hard evidence.
News of the new information on the sexual harassment during her time in Biden’s Delaware Senate Office came just before her conversation with Megyn Kelly Thursday where she called on Biden to leave the presidential race.
In Reade’s first major on-camera interview, she shared new details about the alleged incident.
For the first time in telling her story to news organizations, Reade told Kelly that Biden said ‘something vulgar’ to her during the alleged attack, which Read said happened when she worked for Biden in the United States Senate in 1993.
“He said I want to fuck you,” Reade said to the former Fox News and NBC News anchor.
Since March, Reade has told reporters that Biden pushed her up against a wall in a hallway in Capitol Hill, told her he “heard” she liked him, then put his hand over her skirt and penetrated her with his fingers.
When she stiffened and said she was not interested, she consistently quoted saying that she meant “nothing” to him.
Reade (left) sat down in her first major interview with journalist Megyn Kelly (right), saying she hoped Joe Biden would leave the presidential race because he wouldn’t have to run ‘on character’
In adding Kelly, she added the four-letter power term.
And he said it low. And I pushed away and I remember my knee hurt because our knees, because he had opened my legs with his knee and our kneecaps collided, so I felt this sharp pain, “said Reade. “His fingers were in my private area, my vagina,” the ex-employee added.
In every narrative of the story, Reade said Biden told her that she was “nothing” before she walked away. “I think that’s the hardest part,” she told Kelly. “Those words stayed with me all my life.”
“I remember little things,” the prosecution continued. “I remember trying to put my shoe back on because I got out of my shoe and I remember my knee hurting and I remember the smell.”
She told Kelly she wanted to say “stop.” “I thought I don’t know if I said it,” she said.
She also said she wanted Biden to end his presidential run and face the music.
“I want to say you and I were there, Joe Biden, please take a step forward and be responsible, you shouldn’t be a character for the President of the United States,” Reade told Kelly, who asked what her message was. Biden was.
Kelly then went on to ask Reade if she wanted Biden to withdraw from the presidential game.
“I wish he would do that,” Reade replied. “But he doesn’t, but I wish he did, that’s how I feel emotionally,” said Reade. She previously wrote on social media that Americans should support Bernie Sanders, Biden’s former democratic primary rival.
Then she told Kelly that an apology would not be enough now. “I think it’s a little late,” said Reade.
Reade revealed to Kelly that she had filed her complaint with the presidential campaigns of Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris when they were still active.
“I tried to contact them,” said Reade. “I got no response.”
She said she chose Harris because the ex-2020 candidate as a Californian is her senator.
Reade also told Kelly that she would testify and be cross-examined under oath, but that she would only take a polygraph test if the former vice president took one first.
“I’m not a criminal,” said Reade. Joe Biden has to take the polygraph. What precedent does that set for survivors of violence? Does this mean we are considered guilty? And we all need to take polygraphs. ‘
“So I’ll take one if Joe Biden takes one, but I’m not a criminal,” Reade added.
Megyn Kelly, who currently works for herself and has produced and posted her own content on YouTube, was one of the Fox News employees who accused late CEO Roger Ailes of sexual harassment
Joe Biden denied Reade’s allegations in his own sit-down interview last Friday with MSNBC’s ‘Morning Joe’
Reade, who said she was sexually assaulted in 1993 by the suspected Democratic candidate as a 29-year-old Senate executive, told The New York Times that major broadcasting networks had not asked her to give an interview on television
Kelly, formerly of Fox News Channel and NBC News, had announced on Twitter on Thursday that she had held the first major sit-down with Reade, who previously complained about the major networks not giving her TV time.
“Her story and some difficult Q’s in an immersive exchange,” Kelly wrote. “There is a lot of news coming …” she said, adding a photo of both she and Reade.
Since leaving NBC News in January 2019, Kelly has worked for herself posting interviews her YouTube channel, and then promote them on social media platforms.
The first clip of the interview, which Kelly posted on Twitter late on Thursday afternoon, started with Reade telling the former Fox anchor about harassment she has suffered due to so-called ‘Biden’ surrogates.
“It was actually amazing how some of his blue diamond surrogates, his surrogates, said really horrible things about me and to me on social media,” said Reade.
“He doesn’t have himself, but there is a certain amount of hypocrisy because the campaign says it’s safe,” she continued.
“It’s not safe,” said Reade. “All my social media has been hacked. All my personal information has been carried through. Any person who, you know, may have a complaint against me, an ex-boyfriend or an ex-landlord, whatever it is, could have had a platform instead of me. ‘
Reade late last month told The New York Times media critic Ben Smith that hadn’t offered major networks to put her on TV.
“They only tell stories. No anchors, no such thing, ”she said.
At the time, Smith reported, Reade was talking to the Fox News Channel about doing an on-camera interview, with “Fox News Sunday” with Chris Wallace looking for the location.
Reade told The Times she withdrew due to death threats. A Fox News source told DailyMail.com that the network was on the way to the interview and canceled Reade for security reasons.
She again raised the death threats in her conversation with Kelly on Thursday.
“I was threatened with death there because they thought I was a traitor to America,” Reade said, noting some of the reports that called her a Russian agent.
“And his campaign takes this position that they want all women to be able to talk safely, I haven’t experienced that,” she added.
Reade previously did an on-camera interview with Hill.TVbut when discussing media coverage with The Times, she referred to large network television and said she had hoped to speak to someone like Gayle King, the host of ‘CBS This Morning’.
Reade has accused Biden of putting his hand in her skirt and digitally penetrating her in a convention hall when she worked for him as an assistant in 1993.
The allegations stemmed from what Reade had told reporters in 2019 when a number of women came out saying Biden had touched them inappropriately, though not sexually.
Reade had previously claimed that Biden loved her legs and wanted her to be a waitress at a cocktail party on Capitol Hill while on duty. Reade also complained that he was sensitive and put his hands on her shoulders, neck and hair.
“This is not a story of sexual misconduct; it’s a story of abuse of power, “she told Vox reporter Laura McGann, who wrote about Reade’s changing story in an essay Thursday.
Reade first told her journalist Katie Halper her story about sexual assault Podcast ‘Katie Halper Show’ on March 25.
“None of that means Reade is lying, but it leaves us in the Me Too limbo: a story that may be true, but we can’t prove,” McGann wrote.
While a neighbor of Reade remembers that the Senate executive was talking about an incident with Biden in the mid-90s, Business Insider reporting, so far no official documentation has been prepared. Reade also said that the sexual assault charge was not included in a Senate complaint she said she had filed.
Biden denied the on-camera allegations last Friday on ‘Morning Joe’, his first TV appearance pushing Reade’s story back.
“I say unequivocally that it never, never happened,” said Biden.
Kelly was one of the women on the Fox News Channel who accused the late Fox News Channel CEO Roger Ailes of sexual harassment.
Since leaving NBC News, Kelly’s video report on how real Fox News employees reacted to the movie ‘Bombshell’, a movie starring Charlize Theron, was her most viewed piece of content, 1.5 million hits received on YouTube.