Joe Biden just got some devastating news that threatens to derail his White House campaign.
According to The Washington Times, a former Senate staffer of Biden’s who first came forward in March of this year with allegations of sexual assault against the Democrat presidential hopeful has penned a memoir about her experiences in the “aftermath” of speaking out against Biden — and the book is set to be released just a week before Election Day.
According to Forbes‘ Jack Brewster, Reade first made headlines in April 2019 for being “one of eight women who accused Biden of inappropriate touching.” A little less than a year later, she revealed in a podcast interview that wasn’t the whole story.
Brewster reported: “In a podcast by Katie Halper [in March 2020], Reade now claimed Biden sexually assaulted her in 1993, pressing her up against a wall, kissing her neck and penetrating her with his fingers by prying her legs open with his knees. She said he then laughed it off after she rebuffed him. She told Halper she did not share the full story previously because she feared retribution.”
And it seems Reade’s fears were warranted. According to The Washington Times, Reade’s new book, titled Left Out: When The Truth Doesn’t Fit In, promises to detail “the aftermath of the re-victimization of speaking out about her sexual assault.”
A description of the book listed on Reade’s website notes that “aftermath” included “shaming, attacks, and threats instigated by the media [that] sent her into a personal tailspin.” Reade also says she was terrorized by “cyber bullies” and received “death threats and [feared] for her life and those of her family.”
Speaking with Fox News this week, Reade said the book tells her story of “what it’s like to experience trauma and then move forward.”
“I don’t regret coming forward” with the allegations, she told Fox, according to The Washington Times, “but it definitely feels like things were broken in a million pieces and I’m trying to piece together back my life.”
Biden, for his part, has categorically denied Reade’s claims, saying in early May that the incident Reade describes “never happened,” as the Associated Press reported.
“Believing women means taking the woman’s claim seriously,” Biden added in an interview with MSNBC, according to The New York Times. “But in the end, in every case, the truth is what matters. And in this case, the truth is, the claims are false.”
Biden nor his campaign have yet commented on the release of Reade’s new book, which her website indicates is slated for release as an e-book on Oct. 27.
Hardback copies of Left Out will be available starting in January of next year.