Rich Mchugh, a producer who helped break Ronan Farrow’s bombshell story on Harvey Weinstein, has now stated that he believes that the sexual assault allegations against former Democrat Vice President Joe Biden are credible. As The Daily Wire reports:
Rich McHugh, the producer at NBC News who helped reporter Ronan Farrow break the Weinstein story that the network allegedly tanked, believes the sexual assault allegation against former Vice President Joe Biden to be credible.
Speaking with The Hill’s “Rising” podcast on Tuesday, McHugh said that Tara Reade’s allegation that then-Senator Joe Biden sexually assaulted her while she was working in his offices in 1993 had far more evidence to support it than other allegations that news organizations have run with. McHugh detailed Reade’s account in a Business Insider article last Friday.
According to McHugh, Reade not only reached out to him in March asking he investigate the story, she also had him interview her brother and friend, both of whom confirmed that she told them about the assault after it happened. McHugh also interviewed a former Biden intern who confirmed that Reade was removed from her post, which corresponds with her account of being demoted shortly after the incident.
“They struck me as incredibly credible people,” McHugh said on the podcast. “These were not short conversations. I drilled down on the details of the story and they matched up with her story.”
Tara Reade, the woman accusing Biden of sexually assaulting her, has reportedly now also filed a criminal complaint against him with the Washington, D.C. police department.