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Former President George H.W. Bush has apologized for an “attempt at humor” after being accused of sexual assault by actress Heather Lind. Lind, in a now-deleted Instagram post Tuesday, accused Bush, 93, of touching her from behind during a photo-op while in his wheelchair. She said Bush’s wife, Barbara, was standing beside him during the 2014 photo-op for American Revolutionary War drama Turn: Washington's Spies.
“But when I got the chance to meet George H. W. Bush four years ago to promote a historical television show I was working on, he sexually assaulted me while I was posing for a similar photo. "He didn't shake my hand. He touched me from behind from his wheelchair with his wife Barbara Bush by his side. He told me a dirty joke. “And then, all the while being photographed, touched me again. Barbara rolled her eyes as if to say 'not again'." Lind said that after the event, security staff working for Bush told her she should not have stood next to the former president. In a statement Jim McGrath, a spokesman for the former president, said: “President Bush would never—under any circumstance—intentionally cause anyone distress, and he most sincerely apologizes if his attempt at humor offended Ms. Lind.”
originally posted by: Namdru
Wow. The old white (mostly) male heads continue to roll. How long is it before we hear it said that a former U.S. president "touched me inappropriately when I was a child"?
Great photo of H.W., by the way! He really looks the role of dirty old man -- not that I ever thought of him that way. But this begs the question, is it possible for someone to have that much power and NOT behave in an ungentlemanly way towards women? Or does it just go with the territory...
Or is she just angling for fifteen minutes more of intensified fame? Because she sure got it now!
originally posted by: tadaman
a reply to: seattlerat
So the psycho is a little rape-ish, cant say I am surprised.
Its strange that he is so fresh with a regular person not star struck or throwing herself on him. She wasnt there as a stripper or something.
Our former president is a frantic grab ass monkey.
originally posted by: AnonymousCitizen
Why are we bringing race into this discussion? Are black, powerful men who abuse their position somehow to be ignored?
Bill Cosby? Clarence Thomas? Thousands of teachers, priests, police officers and others in positions of authority spanning every race?
originally posted by: BeefNoMeat
a reply to: seattlerat
Wow. Just wow! An 89-yr old, wheelchair bound man told a dirty joke? They better start constructing the public gallows.
originally posted by: OtherSideOfTheCoin
wouldn't surprise me.
I think its good that this stuff is starting to be exposed.