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Joe Biden accused of sexual assault by former staff assistant

She claims that he assaulted her in 1993

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A woman accused Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden of sexual assault in 1993 when she worked for him as a staff assistant.

Tara Reade revealed the graphic details of her accusation in an interview on Wednesday with journalist and podcaster Katie Halper.

Reade said that she was sent to rush a gym bag to Biden, who was a U.S. senator at the time, when he accosted her in a side area and allegedly sexually assaulted her.

"We were alone, and it was the strangest thing. There was no, like, exchange really, he just had me up against the wall," Reade said.

"His hands were on me and underneath my clothes," she went on, explaining with graphic detail what he went on to do to her.

She claimed that he was kissing her during the assault and asked her if she wanted to go "somewhere else."

After the assault, she says he said to her, "C'mon man, I heard you liked me."

Reade claims that he angrily dismissed her and walked off. She says that the assault left her shaking in a stairwell, "trying to grasp what had just happened and what I should do or what I should say."

While there were no witnesses to the alleged assault, Halper noted that Reade had told her brother and a close friend about what happened at the time.

Biden has been accused by numerous women of inappropriate behavior and sexual harassment.

Here's more about the accusations against Biden:

Ryan Grim: Did #MeToo organization cover for Joe Biden? www.youtube.com

[H/T: The Daily Wire]

[Ed. Note: An earlier version of this story erroneously reported Katie Halper's name as "Katie Harper." We regret the error.]

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