FORMER Vice President Joe Biden has denied Tara Reade's sexual assault allegations, instead saying "it never happened" after the ex-staffer said she is willing to testify under oath.
Biden released a written statement on the accusations, saying: "They aren’t true. This never happened."
The statement said: "I want to address allegations by a former staffer that I engaged in misconduct 27 years ago.
"They aren’t true. This never happened."
It is the first time Biden has weighed in directly on the allegations.
Earlier this month, former staff assistant Tara Reade filed a sexual assault complaint against Biden and accused him of attacking her in the Senate corridor in 1993.
Biden has since denied the allegations, but acknowledged the complaint and promised to "be more mindful about respecting personal space in the future."
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