Tara Reade, the former Senate staffer who accused Joe Biden of sexual assault 27 years ago, “abruptly” canceled a FOX News Sunday interview on Friday afternoon, shortly after Biden’s interview denying the allegations aired on Morning Joe, according to Atlantic staff writer Edward-Isaac Dovere, setting off “consternation” at FOX.
Reade told the Wall Street Journal, “I’m digesting and processing everything he said. I will respond.”
Reade told the AP that she didn’t use the words “sexual harassment” in the complaint, which has not been found. Biden has said he is unaware of any complaint and has called on the National Archives to dig it up.
Said Reade to the AP: “I remember talking about him wanting me to serve drinks because he liked my legs and thought I was pretty and it made me uncomfortable. I know that I was too scared to write about the sexual assault. … I talked about sexual harassment, retaliation. The main word I used – and I know I didn’t use sexual harassment — I used ‘uncomfortable.’ And I remember ‘retaliation.’”
Reade said she “chickened out” by not filing “full harassment or assault allegations” against Biden.