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Ah, former Senate aide to Joe Biden has accused him of assaulting her in 1993.
My colleague Lisa there.
examines the allegation.
It's Tuesday, April 14th.
Lisa, When did you begin reporting this story.
So about a year ago, we were reporting on allegations from a number of women who came out and said that Joe Biden had touch them in ways that made them feel uncomfortable. Tonight, Joe Biden is facing troubling accusations. Nevada Democrat Lucy Flores claims the former vice president inappropriately touched and kissed her head before a rally in 2014. Maybe it was a squeeze on the shoulder. Maybe he smelled their hair out of nowhere. I feel Joe Biden put his hands on my shoulders, get up very close to me from behind, lean in, smell my hair and then plant a slow kiss on the top of my head.
But this was all happening in public campaign rallies at fund raisers. He put his hands around my head and pulled me in. Former congressional aide, a meal oppose, told CBS News tonight that Joe Biden reached for her face and rubbed noses with her during a fundraiser in Greenwich, Connecticut, in 2009. And, you know, we in the news room and in the media were really grappling with how toe think and talk about this behaviour. This wasn't anything like we had normally come up in a lot of these discussions around me to like Harvey Weinstein or any of that.
And for the record, I don't.
believe that it was a bad intention. I'm not in any way suggesting that I felt sexually assaulted or sexually harassed. I felt invaded. I felt that there was a violation of my personal space. There was the women talking about these allegations weren't quite sure what to call it. Some of them said quite vehemently that they didn't consider it sexual harassment, but they wanted the former vice president to be aware of his behavior and how it could make people feel others had a slightly different perspective. They thought it was something closer to sexual harassment. So this goes on for really a couple weeks and in the end bite, and he doesn't quite apologize.