George H W Bush ‘apologises amid claims made by actress'
Former US president George H W Bush has reportedly apologised after an actress accused him of sexual assault.
Heather Lind, 34, alleged the former US leader “sexually assaulted” her when they posed for a photograph several years ago, according to a since deleted Instagram post.
“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 Mail Online.
A spokesman for the former president told the Mail Online: “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.