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The newest person to be accused of ‘sexual assault’ in scandal-struck Hollywood? George H.W. Bush

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Former President George H.W Bush has apologized after an actress accused him of “sexual assault” during a screening photo shoot.

Heather Lind, 34, who starred in “Turn: Washington’s Spies,” said the former president grabbed her from behind in 2014, from his wheelchair, during a screening for the show.

“I was disturbed today by a photo I saw of President Barack Obama shaking hands with George H. W. Bush in a gathering of ex-presidents organizing aid to states and territories damaged by recent hurricanes. 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,” Lind wrote on Instagram.

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“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. He didn’t shake my hand. He 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, touched me again. 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,” she continued.

Lind, who played the character Anna Strong, said she told people on her AMC series about the incident and received support.

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“My fellow cast-mates and producers helped me that day and continue to support me. I am grateful for the bravery of other women who have spoken up and written about their experiences. And I thank President Barack Obama for the gesture of respect he made toward George H. W. Bush for the sake of our country, but I do not respect him. #metoo,” she wrote.

In a statement to the Daily Mail, the 41st president seemed to acknowledge the incident occurred and apologized for it.

“President Bush would never – under any circumstance – intentionally cause anyone distress, and he most sincerely apologies if his attempt at humour offended Ms Lind,” Bush’s spokesman said

Lind has since deleted the post from her Instagram page.

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Carmine Sabia

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