Joe Biden’s daughter allegedly videotaped snorting cocaine

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Vice President Joe Biden’s daughter Ashley has plunged herself into some seriously hot water. The 27-year-old social worker has a “friend” (and I use that word loosely, because he’s one hell of a friend) who’s shopping around a video of Ashley snorting cocaine at a party. The video appears to be legal as the friend claims Ashley knew she was being taped.

He contacted two lawyers who are helping him sell the footage – originally demanding a whopping $2 million from the New York Post, which refused. They lowered the price to $400,000, but the Post still said no (no word on if that’s due to ethics or cost). They did, however, view the 90 seconds that appears to show Ashley snorting coke.

A “friend” of Vice President Joseph Biden’s daughter, Ashley, is attempting to hawk a videotape that he claims shows her snorting cocaine at a house party this month in Delaware. The anonymous male acquaintance of Ashley took the video, said Thomas Dunlap, a lawyer representing the seller. Dunlap and a man claiming to be a lawyer showed The Post about 90 seconds of 43-minute tape, saying it was legally obtained and that Ashley was aware she was being filmed. The Post refused to pay for the video.

The video, which the shooter initially hoped to sell for $2 million before scaling back his price to $400,000, shows a 20-something woman with light skin and long brown hair taking a red straw from her mouth, bending over a desk, inserting the straw into her nostril and snorting lines of white powder. She then stands up and begins talking with other people in the room. A young man looks on from behind her, facing the camera. The lawyers said he was Ashley’s boyfriend of a few years.

The camera follows the woman from a few feet away, focusing on her as she moves around the room. It appears not to be concealed. At one point she shouts, “Shut the f— up!” The woman appears to resemble Ashley Biden, 27, a social worker for a Delaware child-welfare agency and a visible presence during her father’s campaign for the White House. The dialogue is difficult to discern, but the woman makes repeated references to the drugs, said the lawyers, who said they viewed the tape about 15 times.

“At one point she pretty much complains that the line isn’t big enough,” said the second lawyer, who declined to identify himself. “And she talks about her dad.” Biden has been an outspoken crusader against drugs, coining the term “drug czar” in 1982 while campaigning for a more forceful “war on drugs.” The lawyers declined to name the person who shot the video, but said he knew Ashley well and had attended other parties with her at which there were illegal drugs.

[From the New York Post]

The lawyers say the woman talks about her dad, but from their phrasing it sounds like the Post didn’t see that part. So there’s no way to know what she says, and if it’s anything that identifies him as Joe Biden. Obviously the Post wasn’t able to verify for sure that the woman on the video is Ashley Biden, though they said she looks the same. It seems like they’re trying to put the story out there before someone else beats them to it, while still being cautious about saying it’s clearly Ashley.

If it is her, it’ll probably be a medium-level scandal. The adult daughter of the Vice President isn’t quite as salacious as the guy who took the video probably hoped. Given the nature of her job, she would probably be fired though. More than chastising her it makes me hope she gets some help.

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  1. bros says:

    sounds too convenient to be true-she knew she was being taped and it was all right? puh-leez. and making sure to mention her dad? also very convenient.
    and if its true? BFD. my brother went to yale and was at a house party attended by barbara bush (one of the twins) when she was there. she goes into the bathroom, takes forever in there, and then someone goes in after her, comes out and says, ‘dude, barbara just left so much coke all over the bathroom.” it happens.

  2. CandyKay says:

    I don’t think “it happens” is a good enough excuse for either side of the poltical spectrum.

    American demand for illegal drugs has turned large parts of Mexico into a war zone, just as it created guerilla armies and government reprisals in Peru, Columbia and Bolivia. Men, women, and children have suffered so Ashley and Barbara can have a thrill at parties.

  3. GuyIncognito says:

    If it HAD been her then they would have bought the tape!

  4. Kaiser says:

    She was also arrested for possession (of pot, I think) when she was in college.

  5. Moviez says:

    Does this remind anyone else of the movie ‘Traffic’?

  6. Courtney H says:

    It doesn’t really matter. I mean, she’s the VP’s adult daughter and has no say in national politics. Even if she did, our last president was a former cokehead and we got along just…

    Oh, wait.

  7. BOGART says:

    Between michael pheleps and this broad if i ever start using drugs i’ll be A-lone! This is why i hate having my picture taken.

  8. Sue is idle says:

    What’s the big deal? Obama likes the nose candy too.

  9. tizzle says:

    Jesus Christ, she doesn’t need help. Lots of professionals do drugs recreationally and don’t have a problem with it. Why don’t you focus on getting the millions of alcoholics out there some help? And there wouldn’t be all this drug-related violence is drugs were TAXED and REGULATED. It would put all these drug lords out of business overnight! And make it much safer for the people who are clearly going to take drugs anyway! Its not like these inane drug laws have been any kind of deterrent anyway!

  10. raven says:

    I was just thinking of the move “Traffic” when I read this. Michael Douglas’ daughter in the film was a bit younger, but it would definitely bring home the point the Mexicans are making these days.

  11. Nat says:

    A “friend” produced the video tape? Sounds more like a “frenemy.”

  12. daisy424 says:

    Let me muster some pity or compassion….nope.

  13. Annie says:

    Pfft. @ Sue is Idle. It’s idiots like you that fan the flames.

    As for Ms. Ashley, I’ll believe it when I see it.

    And you’re right “It happens” isn’t a good excuse. At all. There’s no excuse for being part of the reason why so many latin american countries are in the crappy shape they are in.

    But let’s target the drug lords and their major funding before we go in and attack a girl, who could’ve easily been doppelgangared (I coined a new word!).

  14. Sam says:

    It isn’t like she is a really exotic looking person…I am sure there are thousands of women who resemble her. What a great way to make some cash, meet someone who looks a lot like the daughter of someone important, pay her a few bucks to do some drugs on tape, and then shop the tape around to the rags. UGH!

  15. DR.FUNK says:

    Non-story…and I lean right.

  16. bros says:

    when I said ‘it happens’ I wasnt offering it as an excuse. I mean its been done before, will be done again and is pretty much a non-scandal in my opinion because plenty of high profile people or the offspring of high profile people use drugs recreationally. i wasnt purporting to excuse drug use at the cost of poor mexico blah blah blah. I mean its really nothing new or exciting. just thought id clarify since candykay misinterpreted.

  17. the original kate says:

    i am dubious (and would be no matter whose daughter it was) because it is just way to convenient. we don’t know how old this vido is…are we talking 6 weeks or 6 years? also, i cannot believe that she would be that stupid, to let herself be filmed doing drugs publically AND talking about her father? it could be anyone in that tape.

  18. Tori says:

    Tizzle you took the words right out of my mouth.

  19. Michele says:

    Who cares?

    It’s a political figure’s child- not the Vice Prez himself. Why does the media always hype shit like this? As much as I couldn’t stand President Obama’s predecessor, the Bush twins also had the displeasure of going through the same shit via the media making a big deal out of irrelevancy- and if the general American public wasn’t so stupid, they’d focus and worry more about the actual workings of the actual government, rather than stupidly babbling about someone else’s child’s actions.

  20. bsjhonson says:

    palin’s daughter gets pregnant and the liberals freak out and made a huge deal about it. if bushes daughter did coke on video and it was real the press would have been all over it, biden is connected to obama and the press refuses to say anything negative about the them.

  21. Vibius says:

    Bush 2 and Clinton both did drugs.

  22. L says:

    jeez… ur all really lax about coke.
    pot, not such a problem… but coke? this b_tch is a social worker! And she can just get away with it?

    Such a scandal when phelps got caught, and kate moss, but nobody gives two hoots about the vise president’s daughter. I wonder where she learnt her drug taking habits. y’all are backwards, yo.

  23. Elle says:

    everyone bugged out about palin’s daughter, not just liberals, and everyone will bug about this coke thing… it’s hot gossip!

  24. Shib Leth says:

    Can we get over the “oh well, everybody does it” and focus on the fact that Biden is a massive anti-drug crusader?

    Hypocrite, and _great_ job raising your kids. Nice to have you in the White House.

  25. Michele says:

    His daughter is 27. I fail to see how the actions of his adult offspring qualify him as a hypocrite.

    You’re projecting and seeing what you want to see, not the facts. Pity.

  26. Christine says:

    I don’t know why people are making such a big deal about this. There’s no proof that the person in the video is really Ashley Biden, and even if it is, she’s a grown woman. She’s quite capable of making her own decisions. I know plenty of professionals that take drugs recreationally, and it’s really no one elses business.
    We’re still in the middle of a war, Unemployment is the highest its been in years, and we’re in the middle of a recession, Why in Gods name are people worrying about THIS!!! We have much bigger problems than the vice presidents daughter, having a problem with the nose candy.

  27. Christine says:

    I really don’t think that you can judge him for his daughters actions. I’ve seen people who have either gotten heavily into drugs or done them on occasion, and I can truly tell you that it doesn’t really have anything to do with the parents. People like to think that they can control what their kids do, but the truth is, if your kid wants to do drugs they’re going to do them. I came from a good family, my parents talked to me about drugs, but it didn’t stop me from using them recreationally during high school and college. I’m a republican and will usually find any reason to talk trash about a democratic politician, but this is just ridiculous.

  28. Trashaddict says:

    bsjhonson, I am a “liberal” and don’t make assumptions about me and my standards. I will be just as upset if Biden’s daughter, in particular as a social worker, is out there stuffing up nose candy, as I was about Bush’s niece and her Oxycontin (she couldn’t even spell the word on the faked prescription!), and Palin’s daughter, NOT because SHE got pregnant but because of her mother’s hypocrisy about the whole thing. If you step into a public role voluntarily or even if you are dropped into it, as a member of society you have a responsibility to live up to the part. All of the people involved are old enough to know that. More people in this country, “liberal” and “conservative” (whatever those labels mean) should act like the adults they are supposed to be. “Nuff said?