Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden is grappling with allegations that in 1993 he sexually assaulted former staff member Tara Reade. Now, another accuser is now coming forward.
In an interview with the website Law&Crime, Eva Murry claims the former vice president sexually harassed her when she was 14 years old.
A new allegation
Murry says she was approached in 2008 by Biden while attending the First State Gridiron Dinner & Show, an annual political event held in Delaware. What’s more, friends of Murry say that she told them about the alleged incident after it happened.
“I remember walking into the lobby and being in awe of all the people in such fancy clothes,” Murry explained. “Our two parties of people gravitated towards each other and everyone started saying their hellos.
“When it was Biden and my aunt’s turn to say hello he quickly turned to me and asked how old I was. I replied with my age and he replied with the comment ‘Fourteen? You’re very well endowed for 14!’”
“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 [about] the notion of his comment but didn’t fully understand at the time. We quickly separated from his area after the encounter.”
“I feel his comments were verbal sexual harassment,” the now 26-year-old continued. “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.
“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 went on. Law&Crime also spoke with Victoria Anstey, a long-time friend of Murry. The website reports that it verified the identities of both women.
Friends say Murry told them about harassment
“She was telling me about the event and explained what happened,” Anstey recalled. “I remember being so shocked. I didn’t know who Biden was or anything. Just [that] she said he was an ‘older man’ was enough for me to not like the situation.”
“She told me he looked at her chest and she was well endowed,” Anstey added. “She looked very uncomfortable. I asked how old he was. She said like an older man. I said like old like a teacher or elderly and she said old like a teacher. I remember myself getting mad.”
Anstey insists that she has no partisan motive for backing Murry’s story, and describes herself as a supporter of various left-wing causes, claiming, “I can’t stand Trump,” she said. “This isn’t politically motivated. This is about men in power using their status to silence victims.”
Fellow friends Aileen Callaghan and Katielynn Weaver spoke with Law&Crime too, as did Murry’s older sister. All three women say Murry told them about the experience.