Biden sex assault accuser Tara Reade allegedly lied about her education, prompting a review of her expert witness work – The Sun

JOE Biden’s sexual assault accuser Tara Reade allegedly lied about her education, which has prompted a review of court cases in which she was an expert witness.

According to The New York Times, several California defense lawyers are reviewing the cases following an accusation that Reade "misrepresented her educational credentials in court.”

Testifying under the name Alexandra McCabe, Reade described herself “as an expert in the dynamics of domestic violence who had counseled hundreds of victims.”

Lawyers have raised questions about her testimony and the verdicts in those cases — after Antioch University this week disputed Reade’s claim that she graduated from its campus in Seattle, Washington.

Jeremy Dzubay, an assistant public defender in Monterey County, told the Times his office has started looking into cases involving Reade and have been putting together a list of clients who might have been affected by her testimony on domestic violence.

Criminal defense lawyer Roland Soltesz told the Times he thinks Reade’s testimony made a large difference in the outcome of a 2018 trial involving a client of his who received a life sentence for attempted murder, arson, and armed robbery.

“People have been convicted based upon this, and that’s wrong,” Soltesz told the Times, and added that he “could care less about the politics of this whole thing.”

Reade has claimed that Biden sexually assaulted her in 1993 when she worked as a member of his Senate staff on Capitol Hill.

She first came forward last spring with seven other women who alleged Biden made them feel uncomfortable with inappropriate physical displays of affection.

Biden acknowledged the complaints and promised to “be more mindful about respecting personal space in the future.”

Earlier this year, Reade then made the more serious claim of sexual assault.

Reade said that in 1993, she was asked by a supervisor to bring Biden his gym bag as he was on his way down to the Senate gymnasium.

She claimed Biden pushed her against a wall in the basement of a Capitol Hill office building, groped her, and penetrated her with his fingers.

Biden has categorically denied the allegations and called them "untrue."

Reade told CNN that she graduated from Antioch University with a bachelor of arts degree from a “protected program.”

She claimed she worked with the former president of the college to make sure her identity was protected while she worked toward her degree.

Reade, per CNN, also claimed she was a visiting professor at Antioch over the course of five years.

But Antioch University spokesperson Karen Hamilton told CNN: "Alexandra McCabe attended but did not graduate from Antioch University. She was never a faculty member. She did provide several hours of administrative work."

An official added to CNN a “protected program” that Reade said she graduated from has never existed at the school.

Seattle University School of Law confirmed that Reade did graduate in 2004 after having gained admission through the school’s Alternative Admission Program.

The program is said to help “diverse and non-traditional students" enter the legal field.

An official told CNN: "The Alternative Admission Program, now known as the Access Admission Program, is a pathway for individuals from historically disadvantaged and under-represented communities who have demonstrated grit, intellectual curiosity, and the ability to overcome substantial obstacles.”

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