Arguably the most significant break in the Tara Reade story has been the one published by Business Insider earlier this week. That’s when Reade’s former neighbor, Lynda LaCasse, came forward on the record and said she recalled Reade telling her about the Biden harassment story in 1995 or 96.
“This happened, and I know it did because I remember talking about it,” Lynda LaCasse, who lived next door to Reade in the mid-1990s, told Insider…
“I don’t remember all the details,” LaCasse said. “I remember the skirt. I remember the fingers. I remember she was devastated.”
Today, LaCasse and the reporter who wrote the story appeared on the left wing news show Democracy Now! Host Amy Goodman set up the story of Reade’s allegations and Biden’s denial and then introduced reporter Rich McHugh from Business Insider. McHugh explained that he was asked to look into Reade’s allegations by one of the Harvey Weinstein accusers who McHugh had previously spoken with. He said he warned her there was no guarantee he would find anything to corroborate Reade’s story but with that caveat he began to look into it.