Lynda Lacasse Biography
Lynda Lacasse is a former next-door neighbor of Reade’s and a self-described supporter of Biden. She has corroborated Tara Reade’s specific sexual assault allegation against former vice president and presumptive 2020 Democratic Party presidential nominee Joe Biden.
Lynda Lacasse Tara Reade
Tara Reade served as a staff assistant to Mr. Biden from 1992-93 when he was a senator for the US state of Delaware. She has, however, came out to accuse him of sexual assault. She alleged that in 1993 Biden forced her against a wall and put his hands under shirt and skirt after she delivered him his gym bag.
During an interview with Rich McHugh Lynda said that she knew the assault occurred as Tara told her about it while they both shared stories of violence in their lives sometime in 1995 or 1996.
“This happened, and I know it did because I remember talking about it. I remember her saying, here was this person that she was working for and she idolized him. And he kind of put her up against a wall. And he put his hand up her skirt and he put his fingers inside her. She felt like she was assaulted, and she really didn’t feel there was anything she could do.”
LaCasse identified Biden as the culprit: “She had told me about this guy, and I didn’t really know who Joe Biden was, but she had worked for the senator. She told me his name, and she said that he had put her up against the wall. She was working for him at the time. He had put her up against the wall, and he had put his finger inside of her. She was talking about how dirty she felt. I remember that [inaudible] get over it.”
LaCasse added; “She was crying. She was upset. And the more she talked about it, the more she started crying. I remember saying that she needed to file a police report.”
Reade did not file a police report at the time of the incident or after speaking with LaCasse. She however filed a report in April 2020 with the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) in Washington, D.C.
LaCasse said that she has decided to come out to support Tara as the incident happened and if it was her she would like someone to stand up for her.
“I have to support her just because that’s what happened. If this was me, I would want somebody to stand up for me. It takes a lot of guts to do what she’s doing.”
She added that she had not personally asked her to come forward and that she was doing so entirely of her own volition.
“I’m just kind of coming forward. I didn’t think, you know, I didn’t realize it was such a huge thing.”
LaCasse elaborated on her decision-making process: “I think this has happened before, you know. “Why are they coming? Why is this happening now?” And even when I put this little blurb, when it first came out I put it on Facebook. And I think I had comments, “Well, how come it’s only happening now. Why didn’t she do this years ago?” And these are people who are Democrats, people who are voting for Biden, they’re Biden supporters. So yeah, they want to know why she’s coming out now. And so they’ll want to know why I’m doing this now, too. And you know, this is the time I chose to do it. This is when I had time to do it.”
Joe Biden has however not personally addressed the allegations. His campaign, however, said that the incident “absolutely did not happen but Biden firmly believes that women have a right to be heard – and heard respectfully. Such claims should also be diligently reviewed by an independent press. What is clear about this claim: It is untrue.”
Lynda Lacasse Biden
Lynda is a Democrat who plans to vote for Biden.