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The Los Angeles Times appears to have stealthily edited a report into the troubles of pro-women group Time’s Up, erasing all references to Biden’s accuser, Tara Reade.

On Saturday, the newspaper published an article about the exodus of the leadership of Time’s Up who broke away from the organization following revelations that its top officials were secretly helping New York Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo while he was beginning to face allegations of sexual harassment. Among those who resigned was Hilary Rosen, a member of the Democratic organization and contributor to CNN.

The report referred to Rosen’s apparent efforts to covertly “discredit” Reade, a charge made by Reade and his supporters.

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“Tara Reade’s supporters, who alleged President Biden harassed her in 1993, claimed Rosen worked behind the scenes to discredit Reade and other women who accused powerful Democratic men of wrongdoing.” , the Times originally wrote. “Rosen was not immediately available to comment on the group’s announcement, made in a statement on its website Saturday.”

However, according to the Internet archive site The Wayback Machine, this reference to Reade disappeared the next day without any kind of editor’s note.

It was replaced with a watered-down paragraph on Rosen, which read: “Some have criticized the involvement of Rosen, who is vice president of the powerful Washington, DC public relations firm SKDKnickerbocker and a top Democratic agent. Rosen declined to comment. “

The Times did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.

Reade had previously alleged that Rosen contacted digital media outlet Law & Crime about a March 2020 report he wrote just days after he disclosed his assault allegation against Biden. The report lists financial transactions between SKDKnickerbocker, the public relations partner of the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund, and the Biden campaign during the 2019-20 presidential election cycle as Reade sought financial aid from the group but was ultimately Refused.

According to Reade, Colin Kalmbacher of Law & Crime, who wrote the report, told him at the time that Rosen called the editor and went through the article “line by line” and urged the media outlet not to “lift” or “lift” Reade in other stories. Law & Crime then released several other reports on Biden’s accuser.


Fox News reached out to Kalmbacher for comment, but received a response from Law & Crime editor-in-chief Rachel Stockman, who confirmed that Rosen “reached out to our editor to discuss and criticize our coverage” but stressed. : “Not a word has been changed or altered as a result of this conversation.”

However, Stockman did not respond to Fox News’ investigation into the details of this retention, including whether Rosen urged Law & Crime to no longer cover Reade.

Rosen did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.

Last month, the Washington Post reported Rosen’s alleged involvement in shielding Andrew Cuomo by supporting Time’s Up’s decision not to release a statement in response to the allegation of sexual harassment made by the first accuser of Cuomo, former assistant Lindsey Boylan, when Fox News contacted the group for comment in December 2020.

Rosen was reportedly concerned about the negative impact of giving Fox News “an all-day-to-do” headline. She told the Post that she believed “serious allegations of sexual harassment should not be politicized” in an attempt to explain her objection.


Reade, who wrote the memory “Left Out: When the Truth Doesn’t Fit In” on her experience with her assault allegation, was one of eight women who came forward in 2019 to accuse the then Democratic candidate of touching inappropriate when working for him as a Senate Employee.

A year later, Reade revealed her sexual assault complaint on “The Katie Halper Show”. Biden has repeatedly denied his allegations during the election campaign.

Before going public, Reade enlisted the help of the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund in January 2020 to help cover public relations and legal fees. However, while the organization offered lawyer referrals, it said it refused its funding, fearing it would affect its 501 (c) (3) nonprofit status as its claim is against a politician. who is actively running for office.

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