The New York Post reports a video purporting to show Ashley Biden — daughter of Vice President Joe Biden — snorting cocaine is being offered for sale.
A video purporting to show Ashley Biden — daughter of Vice President Joe Biden — snorting cocaine reportedly is being offered for sale.
The New York Post reported that it was shown a 90-second clip of a 42-minute video by a lawyer claiming to represent an anonymous “friend” of the vice president’s daughter. The lawyer, Thomas Dunlap, and another man say the video shows Biden’s daughter using the drug at a house party this month in Delaware.
Dunlap reportedly told the Post that the video was legally obtained, and that Ashley Biden was aware that she was being filmed. The Post reported that it refused to pay for the video, though Dunlap told the newspaper that one news organization had offered $250,000 for the rights to the tape.
On Sunday, Radaronline.com reported that Dunlap, an attorney for the Washington, D.C. firm Dunlap, Grubb and Weaver, dropped the seller of the tape as a client after learning the scene was recorded on a hidden camera.
The Web site said Dunlap said he did not want to be involved in the sale because of the publicity around the story.
The Post reported that the video shows a 20-something woman with light skin and long brown hair taking a red straw from her mouth and bending over a desk, inserting the straw into her nostril and snorting from lines of white powder.
The woman appears to resemble the 27-year-old Biden, a social worker who was a visible presence during her father’s campaign for the White House.
Dunlap refused to name the person who shot the video, but told the Post that he knew Ashley Biden well and had attended other parties with her at which there were illegal drugs. The lawyers said the person who shot the video used a camera with a hard-drive that he later destroyed, drilling into the device and tossing it into a lake.