Amidst talks of sexual misconduct allegations on Hollywood bigshot Harvey Weinstein, here is another of those massive allegation that has now surfaced. It involves Hollywood actress and a former President of the United States.
Actress Heather Lind says former US President George HW Bush groped her from his wheelchair at a screening of a film.
Lind, who starred in “Turn: Washington’s Spies”, detailed her accusations in a lengthy Instagram post on Tuesday. She said she was “disturbed” after seeing a photograph of former President Barack Obama with Bush, reports nydailynews.com.
“I found it disturbing because I recognise the respect ex-presidents are given for having served. And I feel pride and reverence toward many of the men in the photo. But 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,” Lind, 34, wrote.
“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. And then, all the while being photographed, touched me again. 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,” she added.
Lind met the former president, 93, during a special screening of the show in 2014, a week before its premiere.