An lawyer for Tara Reade slammed the Monterey County district lawyer for claiming his consumer had lied on the witness stand, calling an investigation into her “political.”
District Legal professional Jeannine M. Pacioni in a Thursday launch known as Reade’s statements “false testimony.” The outcomes of her months-long investigation into Reade have been given to protection attorneys concerned in instances through which Reade testified as an skilled witness.
Reade rose to nationwide prominence earlier this 12 months after alleging then presidential candidate Joe Biden had sexually assaulted her.
She lived in Nevada County in 2019 when she first publicly alleged that Biden inappropriately touched her when in 1993 she labored in his Senate workplace. Earlier this 12 months Reade publicly stated Biden assaulted her.
Her lawyer, Daniel Hornal, declined to say in an e-mail the place Reade presently lives, including that his consumer has acquired “innumerable death threats.”
Reade testified between 2006 and 2019 as an skilled witness in 10 instances, saying she had an undergraduate diploma from Antioch College in Seattle. She additionally stated she hadn’t taken the Bar examination in California, the discharge states.
Each statements are incorrect. Reade took the Bar examination twice and failed each occasions. She holds no diploma from Antioch, the district lawyer stated.
Reade won’t face perjury costs in connection together with her testimony, the discharge states.
“Tara didn’t lie,” stated Hornal, with Talos Legislation. “She believed she had a level when she stated she had a level.
“This can be a political investigation,” he added.
In accordance with Hornal, he’s in negotiations with Antioch, and needs it to challenge a correction about earlier statements it’s given about Reade.
“She was faculty, and we’ve got evidence to prove that,” he stated.
Convicting somebody of perjury is tough, as a result of a jury should decide that the false testimony probably would have influenced the results of a trial, the discharge states.
“It is difficult to know beyond a reasonable doubt whether Ms. Reade’s undergraduate degree and bar testing status probably would have influenced the outcome of those older cases,” the discharge states. “At the time, those facts were relatively insignificant compared to the rest of the evidence in the cases.”
Protection attorneys concerned within the instances through which Reade testified will obtain the outcomes of the investigation. Two of the instances presently are within the sixth District Court docket of Attraction, the discharge states.
“We anticipate those three defendants will be returned to the trial court in Monterey County where further litigation will ensue to determine whether the defendants should receive a new trial,” the district lawyer states.
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