* 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden’s accuser Tara Reade is no longer represented by Douglas Wigdor, Wigdor LLP announced Friday.
* The firm made the decision Wednesday but stated in a press release that it still strongly believes that Reade has been “subjected to a double standard in terms of the media coverage she has received.”
* News that Wigdor had dropped Reade’s case follows a variety of reports that cast doubts on aspects of Reade’s story, including her statement that she obtained an undergraduate degree at Antioch University.
2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden’s accuser Tara Reade is no longer represented by Douglas Wigdor, Wigdor LLP announced Friday.
The firm made the decision to no longer represent Reade’s allegations against the former vice president Wednesday, but said in a press release that the firm still strongly believes that Reade has been “subjected to a double standard in terms of the media coverage she has received.”
Reade accused Biden, a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, of kissing her, touching her and penetrating her with his fingers without her consent when she worked for him as a Senate staffer in 1993. Biden and his campaign have denied Reade’s allegations repeatedly.
“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 firm said in a statement. “We genuinely wish Ms. Reade well and hope that she, as a survivor, is treated fairly.”
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“We have and will continue to represent survivors regardless of their alleged predator’s status or policies,” the firm concluded.
Wigdor LLP did not immediately respond to a request for comment from the Daily Caller News Foundation.
Reade’s publicist told the DCNF that Reade is currently seeking new counsel with public relations support and that though Reade does not wish to make a public statement at this time, she stands by her interview with Megyn Kelly.
Wigdor LLP announced May 7 that the firm would be representing Reade and her allegations of sexual assault against Biden. News of Reade’s representation came after a report from the DCNF highlighting the Biden accuser’s lack of legal representation.
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