Man Shops 'Biden Daughter' Cocaine Video to Newspaper

He claims tape shows Ashley snorting coke
By Amelia Atlas,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 29, 2009 7:24 AM CDT
Man Shops 'Biden Daughter' Cocaine Video to Newspaper
Joe Biden takes the oath of office from Justice John Paul Stevens as his wife holds the Bible at the US Capitol. At right are Biden's children Ashley, Hunter and Beau.   (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

A man claiming to be a friend of Vice President Joe Biden's daughter is offering to sell the media a videotape that allegedly shows her snorting cocaine at a party this month, reports the New York Post. The man approached the Post through a lawyer, initially asking for $2 million. The newspaper didn't purchase the video, but a 90-second clip of the 43-minute tape shown to the Post revealed a 20-something woman resembling Ashley Biden snorting white powder through a straw.

The woman can be heard talking about her father. Biden is known as an anti-drug crusader and coined the term "drug czar." The man who shot the footage claims to know Ashley well, and says she knew she was being recorded.  Ashley Biden was arrested for disorderly conduct at a club in 2002.
(More Ashley Biden stories.)

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