A new sexual harassment allegation against presumptive Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden just surfaced on Friday. A woman says the former vice president made her feel uncomfortable by commenting on her breasts when she was just 14 and in middle school.
Eva Murry said she attended the 2008 First State Gridiron Dinner & Show in Delaware with her aunt Christine O’Donnell, a former Republican opponent to Biden.
As Biden was greeting her aunt as part of a group, Murry says he turned to her and asked how old she was. When she told him, he commented, “Fourteen? You’re very well endowed for 14!” and stared at her chest, she said.
“I was confused but it was definitely weird, he looked me up and down and hovered his eyes on my chest so I had some clue the notion of his comment but didn’t fully understand at the time. We quickly separated from his area after the encounter,” Murray recalled, according to Law&Crime, which first reported the allegation.
Biden made teen feel uncomfortable
Murry remembered being confused and feeling uncomfortable about the alleged exchange with Biden.
“I think I was too naive to realize exactly what it meant at the time, but I vividly remember the uncomfortable feeling I had in the pit of my stomach during the whole encounter,” Murry said in a Facebook post about the incident, a post that has since been removed. “It wasn’t Biden’s words alone that made me so uncomfortable, it was the look, the tone, the whole general vibe was off.”
Murry first shared about the alleged encounter on social media on April 8 after Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) dropped out of the Democratic presidential primary, leaving it open for Biden.
“I feel his comments were verbal sexual harassment,” Murry, now 26 with two children, said. She recalled feeling sick and anxious upon learning that Biden would be present at other political events she attended with her aunt.
According to Law&Crime, Murry told her older sister Jenna about the comment from Biden soon after she says it happened. Three other friends, including a Democrat who considers herself an anti-Trump feminist, told Law&Crime that she also told them about the encounter within a few years of the alleged occurrence.
Her sister Jenna said she seemed “shook” by the encounter and that Jenna was “pissed off on her behalf.” “I told basically all my friends about it at the time,” Jenna Murry said.
While the allegation from Murry may not be nearly as serious as the one from Tara Reade, who claims that Biden sexually assaulted her in 1993, it does speak to a pattern of inappropriate behavior with children and teens and women that several have since said made them uncomfortable while interacting with him.
Biden has not responded to the new allegations, the Washington Examiner reported, which came on the same day he went on the record to deny assaulting Reade.