George HW Bush 'Touched' Me When I Was 16, Woman Claims

George HW Bush 'Touched' Me When I Was 16, Woman Claims

A sixth woman has come forward to accuse former President George H.W. Bush of groping in years past - in this case, when she was 16 and had her picture taken with him in Texas.

Time magazine reported on Monday that Rosyln Corrigan is accusing Bush of groping her buttocks when she was standing next to him for a photo at a November 2003 event at a Central Intelligence Agency office, which she attended with her parents. She says she was horrified and very confused.

Following the incident, Corrigan immediately told her mother Sari, who claimed that she now knows she should've spoken out, but she stayed quiet because of Bush's powerful position.

The stories came to light last month after Boardwalk Empire actress Heather Lind said Mr Bush touched her from behind in a wheelchair and told a rude joke while they were posing for a photo in 2014. The spokesperson also says Bush wasn't trying to offend anyone.

But Corrigan said that when Bush groped her, they were both standing.

"As soon as the picture was being snapped on the one-two-three, he dropped his hands from my waist down to my buttocks and gave it a nice, ripe squeeze, which would account for the fact that in the photograph my mouth is hanging wide open", said Corrigan, now 30.

Corrigan's mother said she didn't say anything to Bush in part out of fear of jeopardizing her husband's job.

"I was like, 'Oh my goodness, what just happened?'" Ms Corrigan said in an interview with Time.

"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", Mr McGrath explained. She said he told her a dirty joke and later grabbed her rear again while the photos were being taken.

"He didn't shake my hand".

"I don't know, maybe it never really hit people that I was a child at the time and that goes beyond a guy being inappropriate in the workplace to a peer or somebody in his age range", Corrigan told Time.

United States former President George H.W. Bush in attendance before the 2016 NCAA Men's Division I Championship semi-final game between the Oklahoma Sooners and Villanova Wildcats at NRG Stadium. "And then, all the while being photographed, touched me again", Lind wrote in a now-deleted post on Instagram.

McGrath later noted that Bush is confined to a wheelchair and frequently has his arm lower on the waists of people when he takes photos. "I can't sleep anymore, because that's not true, and it's not an excuse".



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