Published: Tue, November 14, 2017
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Bush Apologizes After Grope Report

Bush Apologizes After Grope Report

Former president George Bush senior has been accused by a sixth person sexual harassment, with a woman claiming she was groped at the 2003 event when she was 16.

"I was really, really upset - she was very upset, she was really, really mad", she said of her daughter's reaction.

Time spoke with seven people who said they had been told by Corrigan about the encounter in the years afterward.

She told her mother what happened as soon as Mr Bush stepped away, the mother told Time.

"I'm just sad that we've come to this", Laura Bush told CNN.

Bush had joined Corrigan's father and other Central Intelligence Agency officers and their families at a reception at a CIA office in the Houston suburb - an office that, according to Dallas Morning News reporting, is unknown to local government and business officials.

After Bush's address, Corrigan and her mother took a photograph with Bush.


Corrigan joins five other women who have accused the 41st president of inappropriate touching while posing for photos.

Corrigan is the sixth woman to accuse the 41st USA president of touching them during photo calls.

"George Bush simply does not have it in his heart to knowingly cause anyone distress, and he again apologizes to anyone he offended during a photo op", Jim McGrath, the former president's spokesman, said Monday.

Actress Heather Lind, who appeared in the AMC's series 'Turn: "Washington's Spies", wrote that Bush touched her inappropriately a few years ago as they were posing posting for a photograph and while she did not get into the specifics of the incident, she referred to the incident as a sexual assault. "He told me a dirty joke".

"When I heard that was the reason, like, 'Oh, he's just an old man and he doesn't know any better and he's just being harmless and playful and it's just where his arm falls... I just burst into uncontrollable sobbing", Ms Corrigan said. I can't. I cannot sit with that.

"I thought, he's a career politician. if anybody's going to take me a little bit seriously or at least try to pretend he's interested in what I have to say, it would be this guy", she said. "I think in order for us to have progress and for women to reach the true equality we deserve to have, we need to stop making excuses and letting that be OK". "And he didn't. All he did was grab my butt".

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