(WASHINGTON EXAMINER) -- Joe Biden for the first time personally addressed Tara Reade's allegations that he sexually assaulted and harassed her, issuing a firm denial.
"I recognize my responsibility to be a voice, an advocate, and a leader for the change in culture that has begun but is nowhere near finished. So I want to address allegations by a former staffer that I engaged in misconduct 27 years ago," Biden said in a statement released Friday morning. "They aren’t true. This never happened."
The former vice president and presumptive Democratic presidential nominee also appeared on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" to deny the allegations.
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