A Connecticut woman is the latest to accuse former vice president and rumored 2020 hopeful Joe Biden of inappropriate contact.
Amy Lappos, 43, says Biden grabbed her by the head and rubbed noses with her during a 2009 political fundraiser in Greenwich.
“It wasn’t sexual, but he did grab me by the head,” Amy Lappos told The Courant on Monday.
“He put his hand around my neck and pulled me in to rub noses with me. When he was pulling me in, I thought he was going to kiss me on the mouth.”
The bizarre encounter happened at a fundraiser for US Rep. Jim Himes, where she was a volunteer.
“I never filed a complaint, to be honest, because he was the vice president. I was a nobody,” Lappos told the paper. “There’s absolutely a line of decency. There’s a line of respect. Crossing that line is not grandfatherly. It’s not cultural. It’s not affection. It’s sexism or misogyny.”
The incident happened inside a Himes booster’s home — away from the view of reporters — and Lappos said there were only about four to five people in the room where it happened.
“I can speak from experience when I say it’s an incredibly uncomfortable situation and not at all acceptable. We need to hold our men to the same standards we hold all men,” Lappos wrote in a Facebook post about the incident.
Biden’s camp did not immediately respond to a request for comment, but his spokesman released a statement earlier Monday claiming vindication after two people said photos that appeared to show Biden creeping on them or their family members were taken out of context.
The former veep, 76, has fallen under greater scrutiny since a Democratic Nevada lawmaker Lucy Flores claimed last week that Biden inappropriately kissed her on the back of the head during a 2014 campaign stop