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US President George H W Bush groped her - Hollywood actor Heather Lind

Hollywood actor Heather Lind says former US President George H W Bush groped her from his wheelchair at a screening of a film.

Lind, who starred in Turn: Washington’s Spies, detailed her accusations in a lengthy Instagram post on Tuesday. She said she was “disturbed” after seeing a photograph of former President Barack Obama with Bush, reports New York Daily Times.

“I found it disturbing because I recognize the respect ex-presidents are given for having served. And I feel pride and reverence toward many of the men in the photo. 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,” Lind, 34, wrote.

“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.’ His security guard told me I shouldn’t have stood next to him for the photo,” she added.

Lind met the former president, 93, during a special screening of the show in 2014, a week before its premiere.
In a statement, Bush – the 41st President of the US – did not deny the allegations.

“President Bush would never – under any circumstance – intentionally cause anyone distress, and he most sincerely apologizes if his attempt at humor offended Ms Lind,” his spokesman said.

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US President George H W Bush groped her - Hollywood actor Heather Lind
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