ADDING UP: Two more people say Joe Biden's accuser Tara Reade spoke of sexual assault in mid-1990's
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Back in March, at the time when a former aide of now-Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden accused him of sexual assault back in 1993, two people would then come forward to say that aide, Tara Reade, would tell them about the sexual assault just after it allegedly happened. Those two people were her brother, Collin Moulton, as well as a friend who asked for anonymity out of fear of backlash.
Now here in April, two more sources have came forward to further cement Reade's claims that the former vice president sexually assaulted her. One of those accusers, who happened to be a former neighbor of Reade's, would tell Business Insider that she would tell her about the alleged sexual assault back in the mid-1990's.
"This happened, and I know it did because I remember talking about it," said Lynda LaCasse, who was a next door neighbor to Reade in the mid-90's, to Business Insider.
"I remember her saying, here was this person that she was working for and she idolized him," said LaCasse. "And he kind of put her up against a wall. And he put his hand up her skirt and he put his fingers inside her. She felt like she was assaulted, and she really didn't feel there was anything she could do."
"She was crying," stated LaCasse. "She was upset. And the more she talked about it, the more she started crying. I remember saying that she needed to file a police report."
The other source is a woman named Lorraine Sanchez, who was employed by a California state senator along with Reade, and she would tell Business Insider that Reade was also complaining about her situation in the mid-1990's, saying that Reade stated that her former Washington, DC boss sexually assaulted her, and after she raised concerns about the incident, she was then fired.
"[Reade said] she had been sexually harassed by her former boss while she was in DC," said Sanchez, "and as a result of her voicing her concerns to her supervisors, she was let go, fired."
The Powell Times would also recently report on a video from CNN's "Larry King Live" from 1993 showing evidence that Reade's claim of her mother complaining on national television about the incident is true.
As far as Joe Biden and his campaign is concerned, they have denied the allegations, and have done so using the exact same statement on multiple occasions, including towards any new claims.
"Women have a right to tell their story, and reporters have an obligation to rigorously vet those claims," Joe Biden's communications director, Kate Bedingfield, said in a statement earlier in April. "We encourage them to do so, because these accusations are false."