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Another accuser has come forth to claim presumptive Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden, now 77, sexually harassed her in 2008 by complimenting for being “very well endowed” for a 14-year-old child.
The accuser, Eva Murry, now 26, is reportedly the niece of former Republican Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell, who ran in 2010 for the seat vacated by Biden after he became vice president to then-President Barack Obama.
In an interview with Dan Abrams’ Law & Crime, a site whose reporting tends to boast a very liberal, anti-Trump bias, Murry said that when she was in middle school, she used to attend political/campaign events with her aunt.
During one of those events, the Gridiron Club and Foundation’s annual “The First State Gridiron Dinner & Show” gala, Biden allegedly said something highly inappropriate.
This isn’t the first time he’s been accused of inappropriate behavior.
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His past accusers include Tara Reade, Lucy Flores, Amy Lappos, Vail Kohnert-Yount, Caitlyn Caruso, D.J. Hill, Sofie Karasek and Ally Coll, bringing the total, including Murry, to eight.
“I remember walking into the lobby and being in awe of all the people in such fancy clothes,” Murry revealed to Law & Crime. “Our two parties of people gravitated towards each other and everyone started saying their hellos.”
“When it was Biden and my aunt’s turn to say hello he quickly turned to me and asked how old I was. I replied with my age and he replied with the comment ‘Fourteen? You’re very well endowed for 14!’”
He was presumably referring to her breasts, which raises the question of why a 65-year-old man would compliment a 14-year-old child on her bosom. While there are no previous records of him speaking this way to kids, there is plenty of footage of him touching children — particularly young girls — in ways that are inappropriate.
“I was confused but it was definitely weird, he looked me up and down and hovered his eyes on my chest so I had some clue [about] the notion of his comment but didn’t fully understand at the time. We quickly separated from his area after the encounter,” Murry continued.
She added that following the incident, she’d grow anxious and sick in the stomach anytime she saw Biden at other political events that she attended with her aunt.
“I feel his comments were verbal sexual harassment,” she continued. “I think I was too naive to realize exactly what it meant at the time but I vividly remember the uncomfortable feeling I had in the pit of my stomach during the whole encounter.”
“It wasn’t Biden’s words alone that made me so uncomfortable, it was the look, the tone, the whole general vibe was off.”
His other accuser, Tara Reade, has made reference to a similarly unusual tone.
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Tara Reade explained how then Senator Joe Biden sexually assaulted her against her will.
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In an interview with Katie Halper of Rolling Stone published late last month, she described how, during her time working in then-Sen. Biden’s office in 1993, he approached her privately, pushed his hands underneath her clothes and “penetrated” her with his fingers.” When she tried to pull away, he allegedly exclaimed, “C’mon man, I heard you liked me!”
“That phrase stayed with me because I kept thinking what I might have said. … he like implied like I had done this,” she said. “And for me, it was like everything shattered in that moment. … I looked up to him. He was like my father’s age. He was this champion of women’s rights in my eyes.”
“And I couldn’t believe it was happening. It seemed surreal. And I just felt sick because when he pulled back, he looked annoyed, and he said something else to me that I don’t want to say. And then … I must have looked shocked, [because] he grabbed me by the shoulders … and he said, ‘You’re OK, you’re fine, you’re OK, you’re fine,’ and then he walked away and he went on with his day.”
Reade’s mother, brother, former neighbor and a former colleague have corroborated her allegations.
Likewise, Murry’s allegations have been corroborated by multiple friends and family members who say she had told them about Biden’s behavior long before the current election.
“She was telling me about the event and explained what happened,” one friend, Victoria Anstey, said to Law & Crime. “I remember being so shocked. I didn’t know who Biden was or anything. Just [that] she said he was an ‘older man’ was enough for me to not like the situation. Eva is telling the truth.”
Anstey reportedly identifies as a Democrat and feminist, meaning that unlike the woman who accused Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, a Republican, of sexual assault two years ago, she shares the same party identification as the accused.
Christine Blasey Ford is a registered democrat.
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“I can’t stand Trump,” she said. “This isn’t politically motivated. This is about men in power using their status to silence victims.”
“A second friend, Katielynn Weaver, told Law&Crime that Murry first told her about it ‘over ten years ago when we were younger,'” Law & Crime’s report continued. “Eva Murry’s older sister, Jenna Murry, also says she was told about the alleged incident ‘within a week or so of the dinner.'”
Her sister was originally told about the incident from their mother.
“I remember my mom mentioning at some point soon after that that Eva had met Biden and he’d made a weird comment,” she said. “The next time I was home from TCNJ [The College of New Jersey], Eva told me about the comment in detail from her perspective, specifically that he looked her up and down and stared right at her chest and made her feel really uncomfortable.”
“I remember being really pissed off on her behalf and thinking that she was probably more upset than she was letting on and trying to be light-hearted by that point, but seemed shook. I told basically all my friends about it at the time.”
Meanwhile, Aileen Callaghan, another friend, reportedly heard about the incident two years later.
“It was probably 2010 when she told me,” she said. “She mentioned that he was at an event she was with her aunt and that he was a creep and was looking at her chest the whole time.”
“I remember she said that Biden was a pervy old man, and was like laughing but looking down when she told us. When she got to the details, she was clearly pissed that it had happened, and clearly hadn’t known how to do anything about it.”
It’s not clear how Biden will respond to the latest accusation, though judging by how he responded to Reade’s accusation, his eventual response isn’t apt to do him any favors going into the 2020 race.
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