Joe Biden’s Rape Victim: ‘Unspeakably Hard Watching the Man Who Assaulted Me Sworn in’

Biden's rape victim Tara Reader says it is hard to watch Biden get inaugurated

Joe Biden’s rape victim Tara Reade has spoken out to describe the “nightmare” of watching “the man who assaulted me” go on to “ascend to the most powerful job in the world.”

In March last year, Reade came forward with allegations that then-Delaware Senator Biden violently raped her while she worked for him in 1993.

She has since filed a criminal complaint against the former vice president.

According to Reade, once Biden became the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, the mainstream media silenced her story.

Foxnews.com reports: “Yesterday was exceptionally hard on many levels, because the media, certain media outlets made it so clear that I was to be smeared, ignored, and erased. And they were pretty successful in doing so,” Reade told Fox News on Thursday. “To watch this powerful man who I’ve worked for, who I had admired when I first worked for him and then later became horrified of what he did, to watch him ascend to the most powerful job in the world. I can’t really describe the feeling except I keep wanting to wake up from a nightmare.” 

Reade, who now identifies as a “progressive independent” after previously describing herself as a lifelong Democrat, feels conflicted about the Biden presidency. While she is supportive of the new administration’s liberal agenda, the “person carrying it out … sexually harassed and sexually assaulted me.”

“The Democratic Party continues to be complicit with sexual misconduct. It will only shine a light on it when it’s a Republican or someone else,” Reade said. “And until sexual misconduct is seen as non-partisan, institutionalized rape culture will stay in place and powerful men will continue to be able to get away with crimes. And not only get away with it but be rewarded with more power.” 

Reade told The Daily Caller on Wednesday that she “stand[s] in solidarity with all survivors coming up against such power.” 

In March 2020, Reade alleged that Biden, then a senator from Delaware, sexually assaulted her in 1993. She previously came forward in 2019, along with other women who accused the then-Democratic presidential candidate of inappropriate touching. Biden and his campaign have repeatedly denied her claims.