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Georgia’s Stacey Abrams Defends Joe Biden over Sexual Assault Allegations

HeadlineApr 30, 2020

Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams on Tuesday night defended Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden as he faces sexual assault allegations from former aide Tara Reade.

Stacey Abrams: “I believe that women deserve to be heard, and I believe that they need to be listened to. But I also believe that those allegations have to be investigated by credible sources. The New York Times did a deep investigation, and they found that the accusation was not credible. I believe Joe Biden.”

New developments of the alleged assault emerged Monday as two more people who knew Tara Reade in the 1990s came forward to corroborate details of her account, including a former colleague who said Reade had spoken of being sexually harassed by her former boss in Washington, D.C. The alleged assault happened in 1993, when Reade was working as a staffer in then-Senator Biden’s office. Click here to see our interview with Tara Reade.

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