Biden accuser Tara Reade dropped as client by lawyer

Ruben Hill
May 23, 2020

A columnist for The Nation shrugged off sexual allegations against Joe Biden in an article published Wednesday, saying the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee would get her vote even "if he boiled babies and ate them".

Attorney Doug Wigdor is no longer representing Tara Reade in her case against former Vice President Joe Biden, The Hill reports.

Wigdor previously represented accusers of both Harvey Weinstein and Bill O'Reilly.

Wigdor did not give a specific reason for dropping Reade as a client, but said in a statement on Friday that his decision "is by no means a reflection on whether then-Senator Biden sexually assaulted Ms. Reade". He additionally slammed the media for its coverage of Reade's case, arguing that "much of what has been written about Ms. Reade is not probative of whether then-Senator Biden sexually assaulted her, but rather is meant to victim-shame and attack her credibility on unrelated and irrelevant matters". Reade did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Biden has repeatedly denied Reade's allegations while attempting to also express his belief in survivors of sexual assault.

His statement comes a day after defense attorneys in California questioned the legitimacy of Reade's testimony in cases for which she was an expert witness on domestic violence.

Despite his high-profile plaintiff cases, Wigdor is a conservative Republican and a prominent supporter of President Donald Trump.

A spokesman from the Seattle University School of Law confirmed that Reade - who at the time was known as Alexandra T. McCabe - graduated with a JD degree in 2004. "I would say this even if I had no problems with Reade's account". "People need to hear the truth", Biden wrote.

Pollitt then compared Biden to Trump, who has been accused of sexual misconduct by more than 20 women, while questioning Reade's accusation.

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