Hillary Clinton offered her endorsement to Joe Biden on Tuesday, despite the claims of sexual assault made by Tara Reade, according to Fox News.

Reade scrutinized Clinton, saying, “I voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016. I voted for her in the primary. I’m a lifelong Democrat. But yet, what I see now is someone enabling a sexual predator and it was my former boss, Joe Biden, who raped me,” Reade told Fox News. “Hillary Clinton has a history of enabling powerful men to cover up their sexual predatory behaviors and their inappropriate sexual misconduct. We don’t need that for this country. We don’t need that for our new generation coming up that wants institutional rape culture to change.”

“I will not be smeared, dismissed, or ignored. I stand in truth and I will keep speaking out.”

Biden’s campaign denies Reade’s allegations.

Clinton joined Biden in a virtual Town Hall meeting where she officially lent her endorsement to the democratic nominee.

“Joe Biden has been preparing for this moment his entire life,” Clinton said. “And for me, this is a moment that we need a leader, a president like Joe Biden.”

Before the event, Clinton took to twitter, “A little hint about who the surprise guest will be for @JoeBiden’s 3pm ET town hall today: (She’s excited.),” Clinton wrote, sharing an image of her with Biden and former President Barack Obama in the Oval Office.



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The allegations against Biden were not addressed at the virtual women’s town hall.

“I’m calling for the release of the documents being held by the University of Delaware that contain Biden’s staff personnel records because I believe it will have my complaint form, as well as my separation letter and other documents,” Reade told Fox News on Tuesday. “Maybe if other staffers that have tried to file complaints would come to light — why are they under seal? And why won’t they be released to the public?”

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While the Biden campaign has strongly denied Reade’s claims, Biden himself has not addressed the controversy despite the roughly dozen TV interviews he has done since his accuser came forward in March.

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There have been major developments in recent days regarding Reade’s allegations. On Friday, a “Larry King Live” clip from 1993 purportedly showing Reade’s mother calling in to the show anonymously and alluding to her daughter’s “problems” with a “prominent senator” was brought to light. On Monday, two more people — a former neighbor and a former colleague of Reade’s — came forward to back her claims after conversations they had back in the ’90s.

Reade is now calling on the University of Delaware to unseal documents it has from Biden’s tenure as a senator, which she believes may include her formal sexual harassment complaint.