Entertainment Tara Reade dropped by prominent #MeToo lawyer

01:50  23 may  2020
01:50  23 may  2020 Source:   theweek.com

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An attorney for Tara Reade , the woman accusing former Vice President Joe Biden of sexual assault, said on Friday that he had dropped her as a client without providing a reason. Doug Wigdor, a noted # MeToo lawyer whose firm has represented clients with claims against high-profile men accused of

Reade ’s former neighbor Lynda LaCasse says she recently remembered that Reade told her the Initially, Democrats were credulous when the now-disgraced lawyer Michael Avenatti introduced The original # MeToo stories were carefully and meticulously documented. Now it threatens to become a

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Tara Reade, who alleges former Vice President Joe Biden sexually assaulted her in 1993 when she worked for him in the Senate, will no longer be represented by prominent #MeToo lawyer Douglas H. Wigdor, The New York Times reports. Wigdor, a supporter of President Trump who has also represented women in sexual assault and discrimination cases against Harvey Weinstein and Bill O'Reilly, took Reade on as a client two weeks ago.

Though Wigdor did not give a reason for why he would no longer represent Reade, he emphasized that the decision is "by no means a reflection on whether then-Senator Biden sexually assaulted Ms. Reade." He additionally slammed the media for its coverage of Reade's case, arguing that "much of what has been written about Ms. Reade is not probative of whether then-Senator Biden sexually assaulted her, but rather is intended to victim-shame and attack her credibility on unrelated and irrelevant matters." The Times notes that Wigdor "is leaving as her credibility is coming under harsh scrutiny," including an investigation in California concerning whether or not Reade misrepresented her educational background while serving as an expert witness on domestic violence in court.

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When Reade ’s lawyer dropped her, certain leftists turned their fire on the people who covered Reade ’s story. Feminist writer Jill Filipovic penned a thread so eerily applicable to the left and media’s elevation of Christine Blasey Ford’s allegation, the lack of self-awareness astounds.

Dems won't discuss 1996 court document that confirms Tara Reade told of harassment in Biden’s office. When asked for comment Thursday, the national press

Biden has repeatedly denied Reade's allegations while attempting to also express his belief in survivors of sexual assault. "If they believe Tara Reade, they probably shouldn't vote for me," he said recently, addressing a question about what he would say to women voters who are concerned about the allegations. "I wouldn't vote for me if I believed Tara Reade."

In his statement to the press, Reade's former lawyer, Wigdor, added: "We have and will continue to represent survivors regardless of their alleged predator's status or politics."

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