As I wrote earlier, the #MeToo movement continues to struggle with Tara Reade’s allegations against Joe Biden. As I look at Reade’s allegations, one of the strongest things in its favor, in terms of credibility, is the fact that she told people about the assault at the time it happened. One of her friends has consistently backed her up on that point, however she has asked not be named by the media. However, yesterday Katie Halper’s podcast released an interview with this friend (who appears as Jane Doe). Halper is the same podcast host whose show first revealed Reade’s sexual assault allegations last month.
First, Halper notes that NPR recently recorded an interview with Reade’s friend (whom she refers to as Jane Doe) but for some reason chose not to air it:
NPR interviewed #TaraReade's friend but refused to air it. Here's my interview with her, in which she recalls Tara telling her about being allegedly sexually assaulted by Biden. Plus @ryangrim on breaking the story & @RichMcHugh on reporting on it https://t.co/gytiSrQE4e
— Katie Halper (@kthalps) April 22, 2020