Tuesday 18 December 2018

George H W Bush ‘apologises amid claims made by actress’

Heather Lind said Barbara Bush “rolled her eyes”.


By Joe Nerssessian, Press Association

Former US president George H W Bush has reportedly apologised after an actress accused him of sexual assault.

Heather Lind, 34, alleged the former US leader “sexually assaulted” her when they posed for a photograph several years ago, according to a since deleted Instagram post.

“He touched me from behind from his wheelchair with his wife Barbara Bush by his side. He told me a dirty joke,” she posted, according to the Mail Online.

A spokesman for the former president told the Mail Online: “President Bush would never – under any circumstance – intentionally cause anyone distress, and he most sincerely apologises if his attempt at humour offended Ms. Lind.”

In the Instagram post, Lind, who has starred in AMC’s Turn: Washington’s Spies, said the president touched her a second time and “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,” added Lind.

Press Association

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