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George H. W. Bush Apologizes After Actress Claims He "Sexually Assaulted" Her
In a now-deleted Instagram post, Lind said that Bush Sr. "touched me from behind from his wheelchair."
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Former President George H. W. Bush has apologized to actress Heather Lind, who accused him of sexually assaulting her while they posed for a photograph.

According to People, in a now-deleted Instagram post, Lind said that Bush Sr. "touched me from behind from his wheelchair with his wife Barbara Bush by his side" at a shoot four years ago.

Lind, who is perhaps best known for her role on AMC's Turn, also claimed that Bush told her a "dirty joke."

Through his spokesperson Jim McGrath, Bush issued the following statement to People.

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

McGrath later issued a longer statement, which can be read in full here:

Lind initially posted the allegations under an image of the five living former presidents at Saturday's hurricane relief concert.

“I found it disturbing because I recognize the respect ex-presidents are given for having served,” she wrote. "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."

"Barbara [Bush] rolled her eyes as if to say 'not again,'" she continued. "His security guard told me I shouldn’t have stood next to him for the photo. We were instructed to call him Mr. President."

Over the past few weeks, allegations of sexual harassment have come out against leaders not only in the film industry but also the rest of the world.

Lind shared that she decided to come forward because of "the bravery of other women who have spoken up and written about their experiences."

*This article originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com
*Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.

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