George H W Bush apologises after sexual assault claim
Former US president was accused of touching actor while they posed for photograph
Former US president George H W Bush has reportedly apologised after an actor accused him of sexual assault.
“He touched me from behind from his wheelchair with his wife Barbara Bush by his side. He told me a dirty joke,” she posted, according to the MailOnline.
A spokesman for the former president has told the MailOnline: “President Bush would never — under any circumstance — intentionally cause anyone distress, and he most sincerely apologises if his attempt at humour offended Ms Lind.”
In the Instagram post, Lind, who has starred in AMC’s Turn: Washington’s Spies, said the president touched her a second time and “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,” added Lind.