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Republican Rep. Tom Reed Retires After Sexual Assault Accusation

Reed says the incident didn't take place the way the woman claims, but he takes full responsibility.
Posted at 1:54 PM, Mar 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-22 15:54:00-04

Republican Rep. Tom Reed of New York says he's retiring after being accused of sexual assault.

A woman claims Reed touched her inappropriately at a bar in 2017. She says he was drunk.

While Reed says things didn't happen how the woman explained, he takes full responsibility and admitted to having a drinking problem at the time. 

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