Joe Biden says that alleged sexual assault "never happened" 3 months ago

Joe Biden says that alleged sexual assault "never happened"

Biden is currently the front runner to be the Democratic candidate in the 2020 US presidential election.

Presidential candidate Joe Biden has denied claims that he sexually assaulted a woman in 1993.

In an interview on MSNBC, the former vice-president said: "No, It is not true. I'm saying unequivocally it never, ever happened."

"This never happened, and when she first made the claim, we made it clear that it never happened, and it's as simple as that."

A California woman named Tara Reade, who worked as a staff assistant in Biden's US Senate office from December 1992 to August 1993, has alleged that Biden sexually assaulted her during her time working with him.

Friday’s interview is the first time Biden has officially addressed the matter.

Biden said in the interview that he had not reached out to Reade, and that he does not remember her making any complaint at the time of the alleged incident.

You can watch the full MSNBC interview here.

It is expected that Biden will take on Donald Trump in this year's election, and he has previously promised that he will select a woman to be his running mate.

Biden has not yet chosen his running mate.