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Remember the girl who was touch by Joe Biden in a viral video?
Well, she’s all grown up and she’s confirming everyone’s worst fears.
Thanks to diligent work by Trending Politic’s Collin Rugg as well as Pop Topic’s Shawna Masiello, the girl was discovered on Tiktok using her real name. We have chosen not to publish her name since she’s still a teenager.
Back in 2015, Biden was video taped while appearing to grope Senator Steve Daines’ niece on C-Span. As supporters of Biden, the Daines shrugged it off and defended then-Vice President Biden.
She was just eight years old at the time. Here’s the clip:
Six years later, she is speaking out.
Citizen journalist Jonathan Pasetti shared screenshots of a conversation he had with her on TikTok.
Although the teenager has deleted her comments as well as her account, the screenshots still exist. Google has also reportedly cached or has saved copies of her now-deleted TikTok account. After the news went viral, she reportedly deactivated both her Instagram and TikTok accounts.
“Did Joe Biden pinch you?” asked Pasetti asked on Tik Tok.
“Yes,” she confirmed.
“Why did you delete the comment?”
“I have friends that would no longer be friends with me if they knew that,” she replied.
“Those ‘friends’ aren’t true friends then. You were abused by a pervert and you deserve justice, but only you can exact that justice by telling others,” she replied.
“I would do something about it tbh if I thought it would help but I honestly just think at this point it would just make people angry and I have already had people calling me out saying I’m lying this is bs even tho it’s not but I just don’t think it would help with anything right now,” she said.
Here are the screenshots that were publicly viewable online using the social media platform TikTok: