The Sun and staff writers
News Corp Australia Network October 25, 201710:34pm
A PHOTO appearing to show former US president George HW Bush with his hand on actress Heather Lind’s rear end has surfaced, prompting his office to release a statement claiming the gesture that was meant to be “good-natured”.
The photo was taken four years ago, with Lind posing with Mr Bush and Mrs Bush while promoting her series, Turn: Washington’s Spies, MailOnline reported.
Lind’s co-star Kevin McNally has backed up her claims that she was sexually assaulted.
Actor Kevin McNally has backed up Heather Lind’s claims she was sexually assaulted by George HW Bush while this photo was taken in March 2014.Source:AP
Actress Heather Lind made this Instagram post saying George H W Bush sexually assaulted her. Picture: InstagramSource:Supplied
Mr Bush responded to the allegations in a statement from his office that reads: “At the age of 93, President Bush has been confined to a wheelchair for roughly five years, so his arm falls on the lower waist of people with whom he takes pictures.
“To try to put people at ease, the president routinely tells the same joke — and on occasion he has patted women’s rears in what he intended to be a good-natured manner. Some have seen it as innocent; others clearly view it as inappropriate.
“To anyone he has offended, President Bush apologises most sincerely.”
The Sun reports that in an Instagram post, Lind accused Mr Bush of touching her “from behind from his wheelchair with his wife Barbara Bush by his side”, adding he told her a “dirty joke”.
She wrote: “When I got the chance to meet George HW 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.”
Yes, the floodgates have opened: Latest accusee, no less than NWO herald, Skull and Bonesman and arch reptile GHW. Yeah, just a “friendly” pat on the rump eh George? His arm “fell on her waist”? Didn’t see him doing it to any of the males present, therefore it’s sexual, yes? While it may be a stretch to call this “assault”, it’s certainly not acceptable behaviour. Especially in front of the missus…….