Exclusive: 1996 court document confirms Tara Reade told of harassment in Biden’s office

Exclusive: 1996 court document confirms Tara Reade told of harassment in Biden’s office
Joe Biden, Tara Reade (Images: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – Drawing closer to a smoking gun.]

A court document from 1996 shows former Senate staffer Tara Reade told her ex-husband she was sexually harassed while working for Joe Biden in 1993.

The declaration — exclusively obtained by The Tribune in San Luis Obispo, California — does not say Biden committed the harassment nor does it mention Reade’s more recent allegations of sexual assault.

Reade’s then-husband Theodore Dronen wrote the court declaration. Dronen at the time was contesting a restraining order Reade filed against him days after he filed for divorce, Superior Court records show.

In it, he writes Reade told him about “a problem she was having at work regarding sexual harassment, in U.S. Senator Joe Biden’s office.”

It appears to be the only written record that has surfaced from the time that substantiates Reade shared her account in the years following the alleged incident. …

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