The photo in question: Actress Heather Lind, now 34, claims she was 'sexually assaulted' when this photo was taken

Former President George H.W. Bush APOLOGIZES After Actress Claimed He ‘Sexually Assaulted’ Her From His Wheelchair During this Photoshoot

Former President George HW Bush has apologized after an actress claimed he ‘sexually assaulted’ her while he was in his wheelchair.

Heather Lind, 34, who starred in AMC’s series ‘Turn: Washington’s Spies’, made the allegations against the 93-year-old former president on Instagram in a lengthy post with accompanying photos.

The stunning actress took to Instagram to make the allegations against the former president 
The stunning actress took to Instagram to make the allegations against the former president

‘When I got the chance to meet George H. W. 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. 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,’ Lind alleges.

In a statement to DailyMail.com the former president responded: ‘President Bush would never – under any circumstance – intentionally cause anyone distress, and he most sincerely apologizes if his attempt at humor offended Ms. Lind.’

Lind took to Instagram sharing this image along with the photo in question to make the claims against the former president on Tuesday 

Lind said in her since-deleted Instagram post it happened a second time: ‘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.

‘We were instructed to call him Mr. President. 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,’ the lengthy post went on.

‘He relinquished that power when he used it against me and, judging from the comments of those around him, countless other women before me,’ Lind wrote.

Her post goes on to say: ‘What comforts me is that I too can use my power, which isn’t so different from a President really. I can enact positive change. I can actually help people. I can be a symbol of my democracy.’

‘I can refuse to call him President, and call out other abuses of power when I see them,’ she writes.

The incident allegedly happened during a photo-op at a private screening for the AMC series 'Turn'
The incident allegedly happened during a photo-op at a private screening for the AMC series ‘Turn’

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