Democrat Goes Public, Corroborates Sexual Assault Allegation Against Joe Biden
New source comes forward to support Tara Reade's claim against former vice president
Another source has gone public to corroborate Tara Reade's sexual assault allegation against former Vice President Joe Biden.
Reade recently came forward to accuse Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden of sexually assaulting her in 1993 when she worked for the then-Delaware senator.
The ex-staffer says she was the victim of a vicious sexual attack from Biden.
Ms. Reade says Biden allegedly threw her "up against the wall" and forced his hands "underneath my clothes" before "he penetrated me with his fingers."
She says she was forced out of her job after the alleged assault and cites the incident as ending her career in Washington D.C.
Now, Reade's former neighbor - a self-described "strong Democrat" - has come forward saying she remembers Biden's former staffer confiding in her about the assault shortly after it allegedly happened, describing her as "devastated" by it.
The neighbor, Lynda LaCasse, has spoken on the record to the Business Insider about the incident.
LaCasse says that Reade discussed the heinous accusations with her in the 1990s.
"This happened, and I know it did because I remember talking about it," said LaCasse.
LaCasse confirmed the graphic details of Reade's account to the Business Insider.
"I remember her saying, here was this person that she was working for and she idolized him," LaCasse said.
"And he kind of put her up against a wall. And he put his hand up her skirt," she added, repeating more details.
"She felt like she was assaulted, and she really didn't feel there was anything she could do."
Reade says that Biden assaulted her in a brutal manner in 1993 during the time she worked as a congressional aide at his office.
The Biden campaign has denied the allegations.
LaCasse says she told Reade to go to the police at the time.
"I don't remember all the details," LaCasse said.
"I remember the skirt. I remember the fingers. I remember she was devastated."
LaCasse says that she's aware there might be repercussions for her going public about the story.
She added that she is a Democrat that still supports Joe Biden.
"I personally am a Democrat, a very strong Democrat," she said.
"And I'm for Biden, regardless. But still, I have to come out and say this."
Business Insider confirmed that LaCasse lived next to Reade through public records.