Multiple women have come forward and accused former President George H.W. Bush of sexual assault, saying the wheelchair-bound president groped them from behind.
The former president’s office apologized Wednesday and released the following statement —
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People magazine reported that actress Heather Lind said in a now-deleted Instagram post that AN incident took place while she was posing for a photo with Bush during a promotional tour for her AMC series “TURN: Washington’s Spies.”
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Lind appeared alongside Bush, who’s seated in a wheelchair, in a photo together at a Houston screening of the series in 2014.
Since her accusation, other women have come forward and claimed the president did the same to them.
According to reports, the president regularly tells women his favorite magician is “David Cop-A-Feel” before reaching out and grabbing them.
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Bush spokesman Jim McGrath said earlier in a statement: “President Bush would never — under any circumstance — intentionally cause anyone distress, and he most sincerely apologizes if his attempt at humor offended Ms. Lind.”
The Associated Press contributed to this article