Ashley Biden Cocaine Video Was a Setup
'Friend' hoped to hit jackpot by hawking video of VP's kid
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 1, 2009 10:37 AM CDT
Joe Biden holds his daughter Ashley in this file photo.   (AP Photo/Sen. Biden's office)
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(Newser) – The video that supposedly shows Ashley Biden snorting cocaine was a pure set-up, Radar reports. The man hawking the video to media outlets—a so-called "friend" of of the VP’s daughter—bought the cocaine himself, along with a hidden camera, as part of an elaborate plot to make money selling the video. Judging from the tape, it's clear that, contrary to the seller's claims, the woman in it doesn't know she's being filmed, notes Radar.