A new court document has emerged from the mid-90s that proves that Tara Reade told her ex-husband about sexual harassment problems she was having in Joe Biden’s office:
SAN LUIS OBISPO – A court document from 1996 shows former Senate staffer Tara Reade told her ex-husband she was sexually harassed while working for Joe Biden in 1993.
The declaration — exclusively obtained by The Tribune in San Luis Obispo, California — does not say Biden committed the harassment nor does it mention Reade’s more recent allegations of sexual assault.
Reade’s then-husband Theodore Dronen wrote the court declaration. Dronen at the time was contesting a restraining order Reade filed against him days after he filed for divorce, Superior Court records show.
In it, he writes Reade told him about “a problem she was having at work regarding sexual harassment, in U.S. Senator Joe Biden’s office.”
It appears to be the only written record that has surfaced from the time that substantiates Reade shared her account in the years following the alleged incident, though a former neighbor came forward last week about similar conversations she said she had with Reade in 1995.
In the filing dated March 25, 1996, Dronen testified that he met Reade in the spring of 1993 while the two worked for separate members of Congress in Washington, D.C.
Dronen wrote that Reade told him she “eventually struck a deal with the chief of staff of the Senator’s office and left her position.”
“It was obvious that this event had a very traumatic effect on (Reade), and that she is still sensitive and effected (sic) by it today,” Dronen wrote.
Dronen filed the record in response to a similar declaration written by Reade in support of her restraining order request, in which Reade described incidents of abuse throughout her life. In interviews with The Tribune and other media, Reade has identified herself as a domestic violence survivor and victim’s advocate.
Though the ex-husband disputed many statements Reade made in her declaration, he wrote at the time that the alleged incident in Biden’s office and others described in the document “color (Reade’s) perception and judgment” of her civil case.
Here’s the screenshot they posted of the now ex-husband’s declaration:
WOW! Her then-husband Dronen doesn’t just say she told him about it several times, but explains that it clearly had a traumatic effect on her and that “she is still sensitive and effected by it today.” That’s huge, as this was in 1996!
And as the Tribune points out Dronen disputed other statements that Reade had made, but this he didn’t dispute and believed it colored her perception and judgement against him.
At this point the evidence is starting to look pretty dang solid that it did happen. But don’t ask Nancy Pelosi about it because she’s done answering questions about it. She doesn’t care if Joe Biden did it or if he’s lying about it. She just wants to beat Trump because ‘believe women’ is so 2018.