’60 Minutes’ Tells Joe Biden Accuser Tara Reade’s Story — in Australia

In this April 4, 2019, photo Tara Reade poses for a photo during an interview with The Associated Press in Nevada City, Calif. (AP Photo/Donald Thompson)
AP Photo/Donald Thompson

60 Minutes is telling the story of Joe Biden sexual assault accuser Tara Reade, except it is the Australian version of the show.

The show, which aired Sunday on Channel 9, posted the segment on YouTube:

It shows Reade’s home movies of a tour of Biden’s Senate office, where she was an intern in 1993.

“He was a political hero of mine because I bought into the image,” Reade said.

“And I really believed he was someone not only to admire, but I wanted to be like him, like I had hoped to be maybe a senator,” she said.

Reade said it was not long before her political hero “turned into a predator.”

She told 60 Minutes Australia that he would put his hands on her and would run his fingers under her hair.

“I had never experienced that with a boss before and I didn’t know him,” she said, adding they did not even engage in “small talk.”

Reade said she never told him to stop because she was “too scared” to do so.

She said he touched other women because “he seemed to lack boundaries with women.”

60 Minutes Australia said the behavior “remains today,” and played a clip of President Barack Obama cracking a joke about Biden’s handsy ways.

“You should try one,” Obama said, drawing laughs from his Beltway audience.

Reade then emotionally recounted the alleged attack by Biden in a Senate corridor, saying he spread her legs with his knee and  she “was trying to get away from him.”

Reade claimed she pulled away after he “penetrated me with his fingers.”

She said she she fought the attack, he “looked annoyed,” and said, “c’mon man, I heard you liked me.”

Reade said an angry Biden pointed his finger in her face and said, “You know, you’re nothing to me. You’re nothing.”

When asked why she did not go to the police, Reade said, “They’re there to protect the senators and congressmen. They’re not there to protect us.”

Reade has made vague accusations over the years, but said she came forward with “the full story” only after Biden decided to run for president.

“He’s running on a platform of character. Well, I know what he’s like. I know what his character’s like and he doesn’t deserve the presidency based on what happened to me,” she told 60 Minutes Australia.

Biden has denied Reade’s accusations.

“I think deep down he knows,” she said.

Reade said she had nothing to gain by coming forward, and in fact, lost “everything.”

“I lost work, legitimacy; I lost my reputation; I lost friendships; I lost my housing, everything, money, everything,” she tearfully told the show.

60 Minutes Australia noted Reade’s allegation has received “little coverage this election.”

“I think the fact that he’s an elite Democrat put him in this untouchable position,” she said.

Reade, a Democrat, said she is not going to vote in the national election.

Reade’s friend, Linda LaCasse, whom Reade confided in decades ago, told the show she is going to vote for Biden anyway.

Kyle Olson is a reporter for Breitbart News. He is also host of “The Kyle Olson Show,” syndicated on Michigan radio stations on Saturdays. Listen to segments on YouTube or download full podcast episodes. Follow him on Twitter, like him on Facebook, and follow him on Parler.

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