I am proud to call Joe Biden a friend. He has been a leader and a champion on fighting violence against women for many years, and I have been fortunate to accompany him to events with survivors where he has listened to their stories, empathized with them, and comforted them. pic.twitter.com/cI0jsKlu3P— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) April 2, 2019
• Last week Lucy Flores, a former Nevada state legislator, wrote a personal essay in NY Mag about the time Joe Biden smelled her hair and kissed the back of her neck at a 2014 campaign event.
• Another woman, Amy Lappos, a former congressional aide, revealed that Biden grabbed her head and pulled her in to rub noses at a fundraiser in 2009.
• Neither woman alleges his behavior was sexual, but say that it made them uncomfortable and crossed a line.
• Biden has a documented history of getting handsy with women, invading personal space and just generally being creepy that has mostly been brushed off.
• No one asked, but Alyssa Milano took it upon herself to defend Uncle Joe's honor.
2. That's who Joe Biden is - a warm, generous individual who believes its on all of us to pay attention to women's stories and experiences.— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) April 2, 2019
3. Biden started Its On Us because he believes to meaningfully change our culture, everyone - including those often left out of the conversation like college athletes and fraternity brothers - needed to be part of the movement.— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) April 2, 2019
4. Joe Biden’s response that he never meant to make anyone uncomfortable and that he'll listen and learn from anyone who says otherwise is exactly the leadership we need to build a culture where women are heard and are equal.— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) April 2, 2019
5. I respect Lucy Flores' decision to share her story and agree with Biden that we all must pay attention to it. But, just as we must believe women that decide to come forward, we cannot assume all women's experiences are the same.— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) April 2, 2019
6. I believe that Joe Biden's intent has never been to make anyone uncomfortable, and that his kind, empathetic leadership is what our country needs. Especially now.— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) April 2, 2019
SOURCES: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Is Biden's behavior nbd? Are you willing to let it slide