The lawyer representing Tara Reade announced he is no longer taking her on as a client.

Doug Widgor said the decision to drop Ms Reade as a client was not reflective of his views on the veracity of her claim that 2020 election hopeful and former Vice President Joe Biden sexually assaulted her.

“Our decision, made on May 20, is by no means a reflection on whether then-Senator Biden sexually assaulted Ms Reade,” Mr Widgor said in a statement given to CNN. “We also believe that to a large extent Ms Reade has been subject to a double standard in terms of the media coverage she has received. Much of what has been written about Ms Reade is not probative of whether then senator Biden sexually assaulted her, but rather is intended to victim shame and attack her credibility on unrelated and irrelevant matters.”

Mr Widgor ended his representation of Ms Reade on Wednesday, the day after CNN published a piece examining Ms Reade’s background. The report suggests Ms Reade did not graduate from Antioch University in Seattle. Ms Reade claims she received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the school.

Before representing Ms Reade, Mr Widgor represented clients who’ve brought sexual assault lawsuits against Fox News and Bill O’Reilly as well as accusers of Harvey Weinstein . Joe Biden says anyone who believes Tara Reade should not vote for him

Ms Reade’s educational background was called into question when Antioch University disputed her explanation for how she received her Bachelor of […]

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