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Article by Bryan Howard
April 4, 2019
Joe Biden has not officially announced his run for President in 2020, but it seems like his campaign may be dead before it starts. The Washington Post released stories of three more woman that came forward about their uncomfortable stories of Joe Biden. This brings his total count of allegations up to seven.
The first story the Post exposed was Vail Kohnert-Yount who served as a White House intern in the spring of 2013. Yount claimed when she was in the basement of the West-Wing Biden entered and became his normal handsy self.
Yount told the Post, “He then put his hand on the back of my head and pressed his forehead to my forehead while he talked to me. I was so shocked that it was hard to focus on what he was saying. I remember he told me I was a ‘pretty girl.'”
Yount continued, “It was the kind of inappropriate behavior that makes many women feel uncomfortable and unequal in the workplace.”
The second story was from Sofie Karasek while she was on stage at a Lady Gaga concert for Sexual survivors at 2016 Oscars.
Karasek claims she shared a story about a college student that committed suicide after a sexual assault and “Biden responded by clasping her hands and leaning down to place his forehead against hers, a moment captured in a widely circulated photograph,” the Post reports.
The Post states, she also “felt awkward and uncomfortable that his gesture had left their faces suddenly inches apart.” She felt the action was “crossing the boundary into her personal space at a sensitive moment.”
The third story the Post ran was of Ally Coll who worked as a Democratic staffer in 2008 when she encountered Biden
The Post wrote, “Ally Coll said she was a young Democratic staffer helping run a reception of about 50 people when Biden entered the room. She said she was then introduced to Biden, who she said leaned in, squeezed her shoulders and delivered a compliment about her smile, holding her “for a beat too long.” ”
The Post noted, “Coll, who runs the Purple Campaign, a nonprofit group that fights sexual harassment, said she felt nervous and excited about meeting Biden at the time and shrugged off feelings of discomfort. She says now that she felt his alleged behavior was out of place and inappropriate in the context of a work situation.”
The Post wrote Coll’s statement, ““There’s been a lack of understanding about the way that power can turn something that might seem innocuous into something that can make somebody feel uncomfortable,” said Coll, who consults with companies about their workplace policies.””