The New York Post reports:
Joe Biden sex assault accuser Tara Reade and her lawyer have parted ways. Attorney Douglas Wigdor announced the split Friday just weeks after Reade, a former Senate sytaffer of Biden’s, hired the high-profile sex-harassment lawyer.
In a statement, the Manhattan litigator did not provide a reason for the decision but said it had nothing to do with veracity of Reade’s claims that presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden assaulted her in the 1990s.
“We genuinely wish Ms. Reade well and hope that she, as a survivor, is treated fairly. We have and will continue to represent survivors regardless of their alleged predator’s status or politics.”
Links below may provide clues to this change.
Antioch University says Tara Reade’s claim that she was awarded a secret bachelor’s degree is not true. https://t.co/FwiBfSf7p8
— Josh Barro (@jbarro) May 22, 2020
NYT: Defense lawyers in California are reviewing criminal cases in which Tara Reade served as an expert witness on domestic violence, concerned that she misrepresented her educational credentials in court. https://t.co/lslRNEy3rF
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) May 22, 2020
Tara Reade update
Antioch disputes her statement that she got a degree there or was on faculty
University says “protected program” she cited to CNN has never existed
CA lawyers scrutinize criminal cases in Reade’s expert testimony
She is dropped by her lawyer, no reason given https://t.co/mWkW8fmAVi
— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) May 22, 2020