Woman claims Bush se­nior groped her

The Sudbury Star - - ONTARIO NEWS -

HOUSTON — An­other woman has stepped for­ward to ac­cuse for­mer U.S. pres­i­dent Ge­orge H. W. Bush of in­ap­pro­pri­ately touch­ing her. Roslyn Cor­ri­gan told Time mag­a­zine that she was 16 when Bush grabbed her but­tocks as she posed for a photo with him in 2003 at a gath­er­ing of CIA of­fi­cers in Texas. She at­tended the event with her mother and fa­ther, who was an in­tel­li­gence an­a­lyst. “My ini­tial ac­tion was ab­so­lute hor­ror. I was re­ally, re­ally con­fused,” she told the mag­a­zine. “The first thing I did was look at my mom and, while he was still stand­ing there, I didn’t say any­thing. What does a teenager say to the ex-pres­i­dent of the United States? Like, ‘Hey dude, you shouldn’t have touched me like that?’ ” A spokesman for the 41st pres­i­dent, Jim McGrath, said in a state­ment Mon­day that Bush re­grets any of­fen­sive ac­tions. Cor­ri­gan is at least the fifth woman to claim Bush groped her. The sto­ries came to light af­ter ac­tress Heather Lind said last month that Bush, now 93, touched her from be­hind and told a dirty joke while they were pos­ing for a 2014 photo. McGrath at the time ex­plained that Bush has been in a wheel­chair for about five years “so his arm falls on the lower waist of peo­ple with whom he takes pic­tures.” Bush, who served as pres­i­dent from 1989 to 1993, has vas­cu­lar parkin­son­ism.

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