Tara Reade, the woman has accused President Biden of sexually assaulting her in 1993, filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against the US Department of Justice seeking $10 million in damages for invasion of privacy, emotional distress, and a violation of state and federal constitutional rights.
The tort claim, filed by attorney Dr. Jonathon Levy, accuses the FBI of subjecting Reade to an ongoing FBI operation called “Operation Cassandra” which the plaintiff claims was created to eliminate her as a threat to Joe Biden by means of stalking, retaliation, discrediting, and intimidation.
A press release announcing the lawsuit states: “Tara Reade was sexually victimized by then-Senator Joseph Biden in 1993. Her case was suppressed by Congressional investigators to protect Senator Biden and the records remain sealed. When Tara spoke out again in 2019, she was immediately subjected to an ongoing FBI Operation to revictimize her a second time. The FBI Operation ‘Cassandra' was opened in order to retaliate, intimidate, discredit, and if possible, eliminate Tara as a threat to President Biden.”
“Last month, Ms. Reade requested the Department of Justice investigate violations of her civil rights by the FBI and to turn over and expunge her file. Tara Reade is now requesting $10 million in damages from the FBI which Levy states is justified given the recent much larger speech-related judgments against Rudy Giuliani and former president Donald Trump,” the suit states.
According to attorney Dr. Levy, “The United States should not have a two-tiered justice system. If President Trump and Mr. Giuliani can be assessed tens of millions in damages for their words; a weaponized FBI that seeks to silence, intimidate, and eliminate Joe Biden's victim, Tara Reade, must also be held accountable; failing to do so means our justice and legal system has become an instrument of political oppression and suppression.”
Reade first accused Biden of sexual assault back when he was a United States Senator in 1993. She was working in his office as an aide during the time of the alleged incident, according to court documents. She claims that Biden pinned her against a wall, reached under her skirt, and sexually assaulted her.
Reade resurfaced the claims in 2020. The Biden administration has denied the allegations.