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Tara Reade Alleges on Joe Biden: ‘He Said: “I Want to F**k You”’

By CNSNews.com Staff | May 14, 2020 | 11:07am EDT
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In an extensive interview with Megyn Kelly on YouTube, Tara Reade, who worked as a staffer for then-Sen. Joe Biden (D.-Del.) in 1993, explained in detail how she alleges Biden sexually assaulted her in a Senate hallway.

“And he had his hands under, underneath my clothes, and it happened all at once,” Reade told Kelly.

“So, he had one hand underneath my shirt and the other hand—I had a skirt on—and he like went down my skirt and then went up,” she said. 

“And I remember I was up almost on my tippy toes and when he went inside the skirt he was talking to me at the same time and he was leaning into me,” Reade said “And I pulled this way—away from his head—I remember, and so he was kissing my neck area and he whispered: Did I want to go somewhere else in a low voice. He said some other things I can’t remember everything he said. But he said something vulgar. And—”

“May I ask what?” Kelly interrupted.

“He, he said: ‘I want to f--- you.’ And he said it low,” Reade said.

“And I was pushing away, and I remember my knee hurting because our knees, he had opened my legs with his knee and our knees’ caps clashed,” she said. “So, I felt like this sharp pain. His fingers were inside of my private area, my vagina, and it wasn’t—there was no small talk—there was no like free stuff. It was just sudden. And it was happening like that.”

Reade said that when she did not cooperate, Biden became angry.

“He was that angry, right,” she said. “And I could feel, it wasn’t like yelling angry, but like that hostility filled. And he pulled back and he was just looking at me directly and he said, he pointed his finger at me and he said: ‘You’re nothing to me. You’re nothing.’”

Biden has adamantly denied Reade’s allegation.

On MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Mika Brzezinski asked Biden: “Did you sexually assault Tara Reade?”

Biden responded: “No, it is not true. I am saying unequivocally, it never, never happened. And it didn’t. It never happened.”

Here is a transcript of the part of Megyn Kelly’s interview with Tara Reade were Reade describes what she claims happened in a Senate hallway in 1993:

Megyn Kelly: “So there comes a day, at some point that spring, the spring of 1993, where you say Senator Biden and you had an experience in a hallway in one of the Capitol buildings. Can you describe what happened that day"

Tara Reade: “Yes. I was, this was during that time where I was kind of frozen out. So, I was kind of surprised. But she, but Maryanne came rushing in with this bag, with a duffel bag or a gym bag she called it, and said: You know, hurry, the senator is already on his way. Just follow him and try to catch him before the Capitol and give him this. He wants is bag.

“I remember going down the Russell Building floors and, so, I don’t know if I was on the first floor or the basement. But there’s corridors that lead to the Capitol and that kind of thing and I was trying to catch up with him."

Megyn Kelly: “This would have been on a weekday?”

Reade: "Yes. And I remember like my heels, like my legs hurting a little and, like, you know, there was, just from walking really fast. I remember things like that. And then I saw him at a distance.  He was talking to someone and they walked away in the other direction. And then he greeted me. He remembered my name. And then I said, you know: ‘Here you go, Senator.’ I handed him the bag and it happened very quickly.

“I remember, I remember being pushed up against the wall and thinking, the first thought I had was: Where’s the bag? Which is an absurd thought, but that is was I thought.”

Kelly: “The bag.”

Reade: “Where’s the bag? Yeah. Because I was handing it to him. And he had his hands under, underneath my clothes, and it happened all at once. So, he had one hand underneath my shirt and the other hand—I had a skirt on—and he like went down my skirt and then went up. And I remember I was up almost on my tippy toes. And when he went inside the skirt he was talking to me at the same time and he was leaning into me. And I pulled this way—away from his head—I remember, and so he was kissing my neck area and he whispered: Did I want to go somewhere else in a low voice. He said some other things I can’t remember everything he said. But he said something vulgar. And—”

Kelly: “May I ask what?”

Reade: “He, he said: I want to f**k you. And he said it low. And I was pushing away, and I remember my knee hurting because our knees, he had opened my legs with his knee and our knees’ caps clashed. So, I felt like this sharp pain. His fingers were inside of my private area, my vagina, and it wasn’t—there was no small talk—there was no like free stuff. It was just sudden. And it was happening like that.

"And he was saying that to me, saying those things to me, and I was pulling away. And then he pulled back immediately when he could see I wasn’t complying. I was obviously tensed up and frozen. And not kissing him back and not going with him. And he pulled back and he looked at me and he said: “Come on, man. I heard you liked me.” And when he said that—it was either ‘I heard’ or ‘I thought,’ but I remember hearing ‘heard.’ When he said that, I immediately started thinking what I did: Like, how I brought this on. Like, did I say something to somebody? Did I give an impression? Did I—I was, just my mind was racing. And in that moment, I knew this was really bad. I knew it was more than just like the assault. It was really bad. He was that angry, right. And I could feel, it wasn’t like yelling angry, but like that hostility filled. And he pulled back and he was just looking at me directly and he said, he pointed his finger at me and he said: ‘You’re nothing to me. You’re nothing.’

“And I think, I think that’s the hardest thing. And, I know people talk about the assault, but his words, those words, stayed with me my whole life. And as I’ve been trying to tell my story, and as I’ve been torn apart trying to tell it, those words come back. And, it’s like, it was not, it was cruel.

“So, when he saw me obviously start to get upset by what he said, he took me by the shoulders and he just kind of shook me, almost like, you know, and he said, you know: You’re okay. You’re all right.’"

Kelly: “Had you said anything to him?"

Reade: “I wanted to say: Stop. And I thought it. I don’t know if I said it. But sometimes, you know, when I’ve had a couple of bad dreams, or a few bad dreams about it, I wake up yelling that. I wake up yelling stop.

“And then, he, he didn’t look at me again. He picked up the gym back. He turned around and he walked away and he never looked back.”

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