The Former President George H. W. Bush has apologized in a statement after actress Heather Lind accused him of sexually a s saulting her while they posed for a photograph together four years ago.
George H. W. Bush apologizes to Heather Lind in a statement
The 34-year-old actress claimed in a now-deleted Instagram post that the former president touched her from behind from his wheelchair with his wife Barbara Bush by his side. She has also claimed, he told her a 'dirty joke.'
The 93-year-old Bush has apologized to Lind in a statement, People reported. Bush's spokesman Jim McGrath said in the statement, "President Bush would never- under any circ u mstances- intentionally cause anyone distress, and he most sincerely apologizes if his attempt at humor offended Ms. Lind."
George H. W. Bush apologizes to actress Heather Lind after she accused him of sexual hara s sment
The TURN: Washington's Spies took a photo of former Presidents Barack Obama and Bush shaking hands in a gathering of other former presidents where she said in a lengthy caption:
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 a s saulted me while I was posing for a similar photo.
She added, her AMC castmates had known about the alleged a s sault, and now she decided to come forward because of ''the bravery of other women who have spoken up and written about their experiences."