Former President George H.W. Bush is facing new allegations from a woman in Michigan who states that he touched her inappropriately during his tenure in the oval office, at an event in April 1992.
The woman, now 55-years-old, spoke solely with CNN and said she was attending a fundraiser for his (Bush’s) re-election campaign in Dearborn, Michigan, with her father when the president grabbed her rear end during a photo-op.
“We got closer together for a family photo and it was like ‘Holy crap!‘” she said, describing the moment Bush touched her buttocks. “It was like a gentle squeeze.”
In the moment, the woman said, she just smiled for the camera. There were people all around, including US Secret Service, but she does not believe anyone else noticed. She said she rationalized the moment to herself back then by saying they were moving closer together for the photo and so “it was probably an accident.”
Recent reports about groping allegations against the former president, now 93 and in a wheelchair, made her analyze the incident again.
“All the focus has been on ‘He’s old.’ OK, but he wasn’t old when it happened to me,” she told CNN. “I’ve been debating what to do about it.”
This incident is very similar to that of incidents that have been reported about H.W.
The latest Bush accuser claims that she wants to be anonymous and doesn’t want her name out there in the limelight. To be sure of the incident CNN checked with the woman’s ex-husband and her bestfriend who confirmed that the incident was true.
“I remember her coming home and her saying he (Bush) said (to her father), ‘Is that your daughter?’ or ‘Who’s that with you?’ and her dad said, ‘It’s my daughter,’ and he said, ‘Well, get her in the picture,'” the woman’s ex-husband said. “She tried to write it off as ‘move in closer’ — but no, it wasn’t. The hand definitely was across the butt. It wasn’t across the waist.”
The woman shared a photograph with Cnn (Not shown) of during which the grab happened at.
I wonder, did they think these things were going to go away. Lol
Obviously, nothing can be done with H.W. Bush now, because he is in a wheel chair. I guess all they want is an apology and maybe some money? I don’t know what they are going to get out of it.