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Tara Reade is speaking out after the resignation of former NY Governor Andrew Cuomo.
Reade says Joe Biden sexually assaulted her in 1993.
“My heart is with the brave Cuomo survivors who endured attempts to discredit them like I did coming forward about Joe Biden with the help of non-profits that were supposed to help women like Time’s Up,” Reade told Fox News.
“May there be some measure of justice for the survivors. Now, let’s call for a real investigation into Joe Biden and expose the corruption protecting powerful predators.” Reade added.
An independent investigation finds that Gov. Andrew Cuomo is a sexual predator who has sexually harrassed current and former staff members beginning in 2013 through 2020.
A 165-page report released by New York Attorney General Letitia James concludes that Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women and retaliated against a former employee who complained.
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Reade torched Time’s Up, the organization that purportedly was meant to assist women who were subjected to sexual harassment and assault. However, it was swept up in the Cuomo scandal after revelations that co-chair Roberta Kaplan assisted Cuomo in discrediting one of his accusers.
“Time’s Up committed the most hideous betrayal to protect their most powerful friends and not only not protect survivors but cause harm,” Reade said.
Reade previously sought help from the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund in January 2020 to help defray the costs of public relations and legal fees, before going public two months later with her allegation against Biden. However, while the organization offered attorney referrals, she said they denied her funding, citing concerns it could affect its nonprofit 501(c)(3) status as her allegation is against a politician actively running for office.
“The revelations and Cuomo’s resignation is a signal to the powerful men with nasty behavior that survivors’ voices will be heard and their behavior no longer rewarded. Not from a governor and not from the president of the United States,” Reade said.
She added, “I hope for justice. Cuomo resigned today and Biden should also resign”… Reade, who wrote the memoir “Left Out: When the Truth Doesn’t Fit In” about her experience coming forward with her assault allegation, was one of eight women who came forward in 2019 to accuse the then-Democratic candidate of inappropriate touching.
Biden has repeatedly denied Reade’s claims.
Despite calls from President Joe Biden for Cuomo to step down, Cuomo initially refused. Cuomo used a horrible response to very serious allegations of at least 11 corroborated accounts of sexual harassment.
His excuse? Cuomo says he simply does it with everyone. “I do it with everyone,” he said. “Black and white. Young and old. Straight and LGBTQ. Powerful people, friends, strangers, people who I meet on the street.”
In announcing his resignation, Cuomo said, “I think that given the circumstances the best way I can help now is if I step aside and let government get back to government, and therefore that is what I’ll do, because I work for you, and doing the right thing, is doing the right thing for you.”
Democrat Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul will serve the rest of his term. She is New York’s first female governor.
63-year-old Cuomo would be facing impeachment proceedings since he continued to insist that he did nothing wrong.