Woman says George HW Bush groped her when she was 16

Phillip File

Phillip File

Roslyn Corrigan was sixteen years old when she got a chance to meet George H.W. Bush, excited to be introduced to a former president having grown up dreaming of going into politics. "To try to put people at ease, the president routinely tells the same joke - and on occasion, he has patted women's rears in what he meant to be a good-natured manner", said spokesman Jim McGrath in a statement. The spokesperson also says Bush wasn't trying to offend anyone.

Corrigan said her "initial action was absolute horror" and confusion when the former US president grabbed her rear end, Time reports. "I was really, really confused", Corrigan said.

Corrigan told the magazine Bush groped her buttocks as she and her mother, Sari Young, posed for a photograph with the former president.

"What does a teenager say to the ex-president of the United States?" she asked. He grabbed her buttocks as they posed for a photo with her mother, Corrigan recounted to TIME magazine, which published the allegation on Monday.

The spokesman said it was an "attempt at humour" and Mr Bush's use of a wheelchair meant his arms fall below people's waist when he takes pictures with them. "To try to put people at ease, the president routinely tells the same joke - and on occasion, he has patted women's rears in what he meant to be a good-natured manner".

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

The first was actress Heather Lind, who accused the former leader of touching her from behind and telling her a "dirty joke", while she was posing for a photo beside him in 2014.

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

"He didn't shake my hand". However, Bush has only been in a wheelchair since 2012, and he is standing in the 2003 photo with Corrigan. In the cases of Grolnick and Kline, Bush told a joke about "David Cop-a-feel" being his favorite magician and book before allegedly groping their behinds.

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. "And then, all the while being photographed, touched me again". "I can't sleep anymore, because that's not true, and it's not an excuse".

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