George HW Bush calls alleged sexual assault an "attempt at humor"

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There are now two women who allege that former President George H.W. Bush has groped them.

Heather Lind said in a since deleted Instagram post that the 93-year-old former president "touched me from behind from his wheelchair" and told a "dirty joke" while posing for a photo.

She included in her blog post, before removing it, that, "What bothers me is that I as well could utilize my power, which isn't so various from a President truly".

"It seems to me a President's power is in his or her capacity to enact positive change, actually help people, and serve as a symbol of our democracy", Lind wrote in her post.

Spokesman Jim McGrath said in a statement sent to People, "President Bush would never-under any circumstance-intentionally cause anyone distress, and he most sincerely apologizes if his attempt at humor offended Ms. Lind".

In a now-deleted Instagram post, actress Heather Lind said she was triggered after seeing a photo of Bush shaking hands with former President Barack Obama at a recent hurricane relief fundraiser and had made a decision to share her story.

She included that a close-by security personnel informed Lind that she "should not have stood alongside him for the picture".

"Some have seen it as innocent; others clearly view it as inappropriate", Bush's office's statement read.

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The accusations against Bush come after Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein was accused of sexual assault and harassment.

Lind wrote that the alleged incident occurred four years before.

Then Bush, like some problematically horny cartoon character of yore, just kept doing it: "And then, all the while being photographed, touched me again". She joins other prominent women who have come forward in recent weeks to accuse prominent men of sexual assault and harassment. "Barbara rolled her eyes as if to say 'not again".

The former U.S. president has now been accused of sexually assaulting two actresses from his wheelchair by touching them from behind. "I can enact positive change", she continued.

"What comforts me is that I too can use my power, which isn't so different from a President really..."

"I don't want to belittle Heather Lind for feeling violated". I can be a symbol of my democracy.

Lind said she was speaking now about her experience following "the bravery of other women who have spoken up and written about their experiences".

Bush, George H.W. Bush and Jimmy Carter attended a hurricane relief concert in Texas.

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