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FILE - 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)

Biden accuser's credentials, expert testimony under scrutiny

May. 27, 2020 7:23 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — State prosecutors in California are investigating the credentials that Tara Reade, the former Senate staffer who has accused Joe Biden of assaulting her in 1993, attested to in as many as 20 criminal trials, including an attempted murder case where her testimony was deemed...

FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2020 file photo, Sil Lai Abrams, back row from left, director Amy Ziering, director Kirby Dick, Drew Dixon, seated left, and Sheri Hines pose for a portrait to promote the film

#MeToo, phase 2: Doc explores heavy burden on women of color

May. 27, 2020 12:34 PM EDT

There’s an elegant, almost poetic silence to one of the most compelling scenes of “On the Record,” a powerful new documentary about sexual violence that knows just when to dial down to a hushed quiet. In the early morning darkness of Dec. 13, 2017, former music executive Drew Dixon walks to a...

This image released by HBO Max shows Drew Dixon, a collaborator on hit records by Method Man and Mary J. Blige, Estelle and Kanye West, and Whitney Houston, in a scene from the documentary

Review: A powerful #MeToo chapter in ‘On the Record’ doc

May. 27, 2020 9:52 AM EDT

The documentary “ On the Record ” spends quite a bit of time introducing former music executive Drew Dixon before Russell Simmons and rape are mentioned. She talks about her youth, her politician mother, living down the street from Biggie, her love of hip-hop, her dream of working in music and what...

This photo provided by Tara Reade, shows Tara Reade out with friends in Washington, in 1992 or 1993, during the time she worked for then- Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del. (Tara Reade via AP)

Biden accuser's life marred by abuse and financial hardship

May. 22, 2020 1:14 PM EDT

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — One thing is clear in the complicated, sometimes contradictory and often chaotic story of Tara Reade: Her life has not been easy. Her earliest childhood memory was of being abused by her father, she told her former husband, a man she would later leave after saying he abused...

FILE - In this combination of file photos, former Vice President Joe Biden speaks in Wilmington, Del., on March 12, 2020, left, and President Donald Trump speaks at the White House in Washington on April 5, 2020. (AP Photo, File)

Trump takes cautious approach to highlighting Biden accuser

May. 11, 2020 12:41 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump rarely holds his fire, hurling accusations true and false. But when it comes to the sexual assault allegation leveled against Joe Biden, his Democratic rival, the president has been unusually reticent. Trump didn't publicly address the issue until April 30, more...

FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2020 file photo, former French President Valery Giscard d'Estaing gestures as he speaks during an interview of the Associated Press in Paris. A German journalist has accused former French President Valery Giscard d'Estaing of repeatedly grabbing her during an interview, and filed a sexual assault complaint with Paris prosecutors, according to French and German news reports. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)

German woman accuses French ex-president of sexual assault

May. 7, 2020 10:59 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A German journalist has accused former French President Valery Giscard d’Estaing of repeatedly grabbing her during an interview, and filed a sexual assault complaint with Paris prosecutors, according to French and German news reports. Giscard’s French lawyer said Thursday that...

This video framegrab image from MSNBC's Morning Joe, shows Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaking to co-host Mika Brzezinski, Friday, May 1, 2020. (MSNBC's Morning Joe via AP)

Believe women? Sure, say Democrats, but vet their claims

May. 2, 2020 3:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — "Believe women" was never a call to believe all women automatically. That's what leading Democrats, including the prominent figures of the #MeToo movement, are suggesting as they stand behind former Vice President Joe Biden and his bid to unseat President Donald Trump. From House Speaker...

This video framegrab image from MSNBC's Morning Joe, shows Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaking to co-host Mika Brzezinski, Friday, May 1, 2020. (MSNBC's Morning Joe via AP)

Biden declares sexual assault 'never, never happened'

May. 1, 2020 11:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Friday emphatically denied allegations from a former Senate staffer that he sexually assaulted her in the early 1990s, declaring flatly that “this never happened.” Biden’s first public remarks on the accusation by a...

FILE - In this Feb. 29, 2020, file photo Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a primary night election rally in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Sex assault allegation raises questions for Biden, Democrats

Apr. 30, 2020 5:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A sexual assault allegation is Joe Biden's first big challenge as the Democrats' presidential nominee, fueling Republican attacks and leaving many in his own party in an uncomfortable bind. Biden's campaign has denied the allegation from his former Senate staffer Tara Reade, who has said...

FILE - In this March 10, 2020, file photo Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks to members of the press at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Biden assault allegation prompts GOP attacks, Dem worries

Apr. 29, 2020 9:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A sexual assault allegation is raising Joe Biden's first big challenge as the Democrats' presidential nominee, fueling Republican attacks and leaving many in his own party in an uncomfortable bind. Biden's campaign has denied the allegation from his former Senate staffer Tara Reade, who...