Left-wing actress Alyssa Milano has always been a fraud, according to many a critic, but her embrace of 2020 Democratic candidate Joe Biden may very well seal the deal.
Not only has Milano, an outspoken voice of the #MeToo movement, endorsed Biden, she continues to stand by him amid allegations of sexual assault.
Taking to Twitter, the actress linked to a recent appearance on Sirius XM to explain her silence on the allegations.
I explained my silence on the allegations against Joe Biden in this clip.
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) April 6, 2020
Former staffer Tara Reade accused Biden of inappropriate touching last spring, and newly reported details allege that then-Sen. Biden forcibly penetrated Reade against her will with his fingers in 1993.
“I was wearing a blouse, and he just had me up against the wall, and the wall was cold,” Reade said. “And I remember he … it happened all at once. The gym bag, I don’t know where it went. I handed it to him and it was gone, and his hands were on me and underneath my clothes. And then he went down my skirt and then up inside it and he penetrated me with his fingers.”
“He was kissing me at the same time, and … I remember him saying as he was doing it, ‘Do you want to go somewhere else?’” she continued. “He got finished doing what he was doing, and I tried to pull back, and he said, ‘C’mon man, I heard you liked me!’”
Milano downplayed Reade’s accusations in an appearance on the “Andy Cohen Live” SiriusXM radio show, saying Biden is a “decent man” entitled to “due process,” while stressing that the media isn’t jumping on the claim so it must be dubious.
“I believe that even though we should believe women and that is an important thing,” Milano stated, “that doesn’t mean at the expense of not giving men their due process and investigation the situation. It’s gotta be fair in both directions.”
“I just don’t feel comfortable throwing away a decent man that I have known for 15 years in this time of complete chaos without there being a thorough investigation,” she said. “I’m sure mainstream media would be jumping all of this as well … if they found more evidence. I’m just kind of staying quiet about it.”
The actress fiercely opposed the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court and said she was present at the hearings because “it was important to stand in solidarity” with Christine Blasey Ford, who leveled accusations from over 40 years ago.
“It was a very hard day to be in that room,” Milano said at the time. “But I was proud to be a woman and I was proud to be a survivor, and I felt like I needed to be there for other survivors that couldn’t be there.”
She also spoke about how Kavanaugh breathed “almost like an animal.”
In other tweets Monday, Milano attempted to redefine her fervid stance at the time of the confirmation that women are to be believed, reiterating her newfound embrace of due process.
I believe, along with many others in this space, that accusations need to be investigated with due process for the accused. This is the only way for the movement to work & create the change we are fighting for.
Anything less puts the entire movement and women’s equality at risk.
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) April 6, 2020
Rose McGowan, a #MeToo activist who said she was raped by convicted sex offender Harvey Weinstein, pushed back hard, calling Milano “a fraud.”
“You are a fraud,” McGowan said, in reply to Milano’s tweet. “This is about holding the media accountable. You go after Trump & Kavanaugh saying Believe Victims, you are a lie. You have always been a lie. The corrupt DNC is in on the smear job of Tara Reade, so are you. SHAME.”
You are a fraud. This is about holding the media accountable. You go after Trump & Kavanaugh saying Believe Victims, you are a lie. You have always been a lie. The corrupt DNC is in on the smear job of Tara Reade, so are you. SHAME https://t.co/B7NHK4k09K
— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) April 6, 2020
Then again, McGowan has never minced words when it comes to her views of Milano, as seen in a January 2018 video where she called her former “Charmed” co-star “a lie” over her involvement with the #MeToo movement.
The reaction online suggests that Milano has destroyed what credibility she may have had — fortunately for her, she can still count on her liberal media allies to prop her up as a respected voice.
Here’s a sampling of some of the responses from Twitter:
Alyssa during a Kavanaugh protest. She is the biggest fraud of all times. pic.twitter.com/iP8sc1JIjr
— Hamdia Ahmed (@hamdia_ahmed) April 6, 2020
Plain and simple. Alyssa Milano is an attention seeking FRAUD.
She “Believes Women”……..as long as it is politically convenient.
Time to turn in your #MeToo card, Alyssa.
— Juanita Broaddrick (@atensnut) April 7, 2020
Ha! NOW you say it has to be fair both ways @Alyssa_Milano?
I’m old enough to remember you marching around Capitol Hill during the Kavanaugh hearings. Where was his due process?
You can’t have your cake and eat it, too. That’s why “believe all women” is a joke. And so are you. https://t.co/ZmleEjJ4vy
— Lisa Britton (@LisaBritton) April 6, 2020
Remember all the mainstream media attention Milano got for sitting behind Kavanaugh and scouring and weeping? There’s no corroborating evidence Kavanaugh and Ford have even met. This is a former Biden staffer. Now Milano is “whoa whoa, we have to hear him out!” https://t.co/G1D9z7acjd
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) April 6, 2020
Translation: When Republicans are accused, believe the accuser, but when Democrats are accused, doubt them, ignore them, and attack them as liars. #BrettKavanaugh
— Mark Dice (@MarkDice) April 6, 2020
So now I’m supposed to believe Alyssa Milano, who ran a #BelieveAllWomen crusade against Kavanaugh over unproven fake allegations from 40 years ago, is sincere when she talks about due process? pic.twitter.com/TsGo4Y2Tln
— Melissa A. (@TheRightMelissa) April 7, 2020
— zaft punk (@the_zeet) April 6, 2020
You stand for absolutely nothing pic.twitter.com/zg8YYc2ZNa
— beth, a toxic (@bourgeoisalien) April 6, 2020