An actress recently took to social media to share her story about a former president who she claimed has sexually assaulted her. Heather Lind, who worked on the hit show about the American Revolution, “Turn,” has claimed former president George H.W. Bush assaulted her.
According to Lind, she claims that Bush grabbed her during a photo when she met with him. She even went so far to call it “sexual assault.” The post has since been deleted from her social media account.
“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,” she wrote.
“And then, all the while being photographed, touched me again. Barbara rolled her eyes as if to say 'not again’.”
The President, and those closest to him, have defended his actions and have even released a statement about the alleged incident. They firmly stand by President Bush and his actions.
"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 statement said.
"At age 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," McGrath said. "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 apologizes most sincerely,” concluded the statement.
What do you think about this? Do you think the actress was only trying to gain attention for herself? Let us know your thoughts on this extremely controversial story by commenting on our Facebook page! In other recent news, a famous television host is facing heartache after losing both of his parents.