In a new Fox News interview, Biden accuser Tara Reade tore into #MeToo pioneer Alyssa Milano for treating her very differently than she treated Kavanaugh Accuser Christine Blasey-Ford.
DailyCaller reports Tara Reade ripped into actress Alyssa Milano for her comments about Reade’s sexual assault allegations against 2020 presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden, saying Milano’s comments show hypocrisy compared to her conduct during Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation.
Reade discussed Milano during an interview with Fox News where she noted that Milano “knows nothing” about Reade’s story. Milano has defended Biden from Reade’s allegations and said that she supported the #MeToo movement in order to shift cultural attitudes towards believing women, but that she did not mean to rob men of their right to due process.
But Reade says Milano “really doesn’t know anything about what happened to me,” and said it is “odd” Milano would say such things before speaking to Reade herself.
“I think we need to compare how she responded to Brett Kavanaugh… quite different than the talking points she [used] regarding Joe Biden,” Reade told Fox News. “She never reached out to me. I don’t really want to amplify her voice because I feel like she hijacked my narrative for a while and framed it about herself… she knows nothing about it.”
Reade worked as a Senate staffer for Biden in 1993 and has accused the then-senator of kissing her, touching her, and penetrating her with his fingers without her consent. Biden’s 2020 presidential campaign, which has not responded to many requests for comment from the DCNF, has denied the assault and said it “absolutely did not happen.”
Reade added that Milano “only knows Joe Biden, so she doesn’t know me and has never talked to me. So, how could she possibly talk about the case?” Reade asked. “She went on an interview… saying that Time’s Up rejected me and that’s not true, and she said she talked to Time’s Up.”
Reade pushed back at Milano’s assertion that Time’s Up, a 501(c)3 nonprofit administered by the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) and established in the wake of the #MeToo movement, would not take Reade as a client or “made it sound like that there was no veracity to my claims,” Reade told Fox.
She told the publication she is “technically” still a Times Up and National Women’s Law Center client but they will not fund her case and risk jeopardizing their non-profit status. She is still listed in Time’s Up’s platform and if she sought a referral for an attorney, she told Fox, Time’s Up would help her without offering her financial assistance.
Earlier in the month, Rose McGowan, who co-starred with Alyssa Milano in the series “charmed” called Milano a “fraud” for failing to stick up to Joe Biden’s sexual assault accuser Tara Reade.
You are a fraud. This is about holding the media accountable. You go after Trump & Kavanaugh saying Believe Victims, you are a lie. You have always been a lie. The corrupt DNC is in on the smear job of Tara Reade, so are you. SHAME
Alyssa Milano broke her silence on Biden’s #MeToo Accusation against him in a radio interview with Andy Cohen.
Milano said she still supports Biden despite the sexual assault allegation against him by Tara Reade and her being considered one of them leaders of the “believe women” #MeToo movement.
I explained my silence on the allegations against Joe Biden in this clip.
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) April 6, 2020
Milano then added:
There is something to the idea that people are going to weaponize #metoo for political gain. Just look at the replies here and look to see who those accounts are supporting in the primary. There always needs to be a thorough vetting of accusations.
David Weissman tweeted:
I am willing to bet if a woman accused Bernie Sanders of rape, they would not believe her but use snake emojis with an # just like they did with Elizabeth Warren because they didn’t believe her when she mentioned that Bernie told her that a woman couldn’t be President.
to which Alyssa responded:
Right. This is clearly a smear campaign. And Warren not endorsing Bernie when their policies line up—to me—means she was telling the truth about what he said.
Needless to say, many Twitter users were not impressed.
This is revolting.
And @Andy — consider not referring to women expressing concern over a sexual assault allegation as “Bernie Bro’s.”
— Briahna Joy Gray (@briebriejoy) April 6, 2020
You stand for absolutely nothing pic.twitter.com/zg8YYc2ZNa
— beth, an alien (@bourgeoisalien) April 6, 2020
Oh come on. Alyssa stands for unearned privilege, sexual exploitation, terrible acting, and listening to her own lips flap.
— Plain Ol’ Johnny Graz says #DontVoteForJoe (@jvgraz) April 6, 2020
Ratio’d into oblivion.
What a hypocrite.
— #ThePersistence (@ScottPresler) April 6, 2020
What additional evidence do you want? Can you be specific?
The victim came forward.
Multiple witnesses have said that she told them about the sexual assault as soon as it happened.
— Shaun King (@shaunking) April 6, 2020
Why are you censoring replies? Seems you want a lot of things to be silenced. pic.twitter.com/VjYyG4nQ43
— Mark Dice (@MarkDice) April 7, 2020
— Radical Bernie ☭ (@KarlMarxJunior) April 6, 2020
Hypocrisy at its finest. pic.twitter.com/dsgBfxE9yL
— Mark The Shark (@MRaff57) April 6, 2020