There is now documentary evidence, in the form of a 1996 court document, showing that Tara Reade complained about sexual harassment in Joe Biden’s office at the time she was working for him.
Though there have been multiple friends and relatives who have told reporters that Reade talked about her treatment in Biden’s office in the 1990s, the San Luis Obispo Tribune has now published a court document from Reade’s 1996 divorce in which her ex-husband relates the trauma she experienced working in Biden’s office.
Speaking of Reade, her ex-husband recounted in the filing, “I met Petitioner in the spring of 1993 while working in Washington, D.C. At the early stages of our dating, Petitioner 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 very traumatic effect on Petitioner, and that she is still sensitive and effected by it today.”
There are a few things that jump out at me here:
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