A woman who accuses Democratic White House candidate Joe Biden of sexually assaulting her 27 years ago has called on him to quit the presidential race.
In an interview, Tara Reade said in a message to Mr Biden: “Please step forward and be held accountable.”
She added: “You should not be running on character for the president of the United States.”
Mr Biden, who is likely to challenge President Donald Trump in November, has denied Ms Reade’s allegation.
What is the allegation?
Ms Reade, 56, worked as a staff assistant to Mr Biden from 1992 to 1993, when he was a senator for the US state of Delaware.
She has said that in 1993 he forced her against a wall and put his hands under her shirt and skirt, penetrating her with a finger, after she delivered him his gym bag.
“I remember him saying, first, as he was doing it ‘Do you want to go somewhere else?’ and then him saying to me, when I pulled away… he said ‘Come on man, I heard you liked me,'” Ms Reade told podcast host Katie Halper in March.
“That phrase stayed with me.”
What did Ms Reade say in the new interview?
In a clip from the interview released on Thursday, Ms Reade was asked by host Megyn Kelly if she wanted Mr Biden to withdraw from the race.
“I wish he would, but he won’t, but I wish he would,” she said. “That’s how I feel emotionally.”
Ms Reade said: “His campaign is taking this position that they want all women to be able to speak safely. I have not experienced that.”
She said that she had received a death threat after Biden supporters accused her without evidence of being a Russian agent.
“It’s been stunning how – some of his surrogates with the blue checks [verified identities] – you know, his surrogates have been saying really horrible things about me and to me on social media,” said Ms Reade.
“He hasn’t himself, but there is a measure of hypocrisy with the campaign saying it’s been safe – it’s not been safe.
“All of my social media has been hacked, all of my personal information has been dragged through.
“Every person that maybe has a gripe against me, maybe an ex-boyfriend or an ex landlord or whatever it is has been able to have a platform rather than me.”
Ms Reade recently said she had received no offers from the main TV networks – apart from Fox News – to tell her story.
Megyn Kelly, a former Fox and NBC presenter, is not currently signed with any TV network, and posts interviews to her self-branded social media channels.
How did Biden’s campaign respond?
Biden campaign communication director Kate Bedingfield said in a statement after the interview aired that Ms Reade’s story contained “inconsistencies”.
“Women must receive the benefit of the doubt. They must be able to come forward and share their stories without fear of retribution or harm – and we all have a responsibility to ensure that.
“At the same time, we can never sacrifice the truth. And the truth is that these allegations are false and that the material that has been presented to back them up, under scrutiny, keeps proving their falsity.”
Mr Biden, who is the Democratic party’s presumptive presidential nominee, broke his silence on the matter a week ago, appearing on a morning television show to brand the allegations “false”.
Could the allegations hurt Biden?
Some Republicans are seizing on the Reade accusation to portray Democrats as hypocrites who only defend women when their claims of wrongdoing are aimed at conservatives.
Mr Trump himself has faced a barrage of sexual misconduct allegations, which he also denies. He once boasted of grabbing women by the genitals.
However, the Democrats have much more strongly supported the #MeToo movement, which backs women who make accusations of sexual assault and calls for their stories to be heard.
Women are a core constituency for the party, traditionally giving more votes to Democratic candidates than Republicans.
Some liberal women have said they believe Tara Reade but will vote for Mr Biden anyway because they view Mr Trump as much worse.