Former U.S President George H.W. Bush has apologized after Heather Lind claimed he ‘sexually assaulted’ her while he was in his wheelchair.
The 34-year-old actress, who starred in AMC’s series ‘Turn: Washington’s Spies’, made the allegations on Instagram in a lengthy post with accompanying photos. She said the assault took place in 2014 during a special screening of her show ‘Turn’ and his wife Barbara Bush and security guard were aware of it.
In a statement, the 93-year-old former president former President Bush Sr. apologized to Ms. Lind and said it wasn’t intentional.
“President Bush would never – under any circumstance – intentionally cause anyone distress, and he most sincerely apologizes if his attempt at humor offended Ms. Lind,” his spokesman said.
Lind wrote that at the time of the alleged assault, Barbara Bush was by her husband’s side when it happened and she “rolled her eyes” at Bush, “as if to say ‘not again.'” She also said a security guard told her that she “shouldn’t have stood next to him for the photo.”