Four years ago, says actress Heather Lind, former President George H.W. Bush “sexually assaulted” her as she stood beside him during a photo op.
The allegation was described in an Instagram post that Lind later deleted.
Now The Washington Post says a spokesman for Bush, 93, did not explicitly deny Lind’s account but said 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.”
Lind, who played Anna Strong in AMC’s “Turn: Washington Spies,” said Bush “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, he touched me again.”
Barbara Bush “rolled her eyes as if to say ‘not again’ ” when she saw what happened, Lind reportedly wrote.
Some rolled their eyes at Lind:
Heather Lind Jumps on the wagon , she was sexually assaulted by George HW Bush, Im sorry this is ridiculous
— Kitty (@Theresa87875060) October 24, 2017
— Cynthia M-Tucker (@rockoman55) October 25, 2017
From his wheelchair?
Heather Lind accuses ex-Prez George H.W. Bush of sexual assault – NY Daily News https://t.co/rIKxISYtKS
— Rep. Steven Smith (@RepStevenSmith) October 25, 2017
Hey, let’s define “sexual assault” down to a touch and joke.
— Google “CNN,175,Sue” (@NolteNC) October 25, 2017
Heather Lind claims George HW Bush of sexual assault. He touched her with his wheel chair & told a “Dirty Joke”. Nice Try Lind! Your a JOKE!
— SGT USMC (@r98121261) October 25, 2017
Heather Lind is a JOKE. Sexually assaulted by BUSH, a 93 yr old person in a wheelchair? “HE TOUCHED MY BEHIND” OH NO, ANYTHING BUT THAT😿😿😿
— Thomas Boynton (@tboynton05) October 25, 2017
Doesn’t GHW Bush know that he’s supposed to say Lind “fabricated” the story and is “a failed actress”? He’d never be POTUS in today’s world
— Will Bunch (@Will_Bunch) October 25, 2017
I’m no fan of George H.W. Bush, but after reading this, from her since deleted Instagram post, I don’t believe Heather Lind for a second. pic.twitter.com/Wl4FychwxG
— Charles Overture (@CharlesOverture) October 25, 2017
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