Woman claims Bush senior groped her
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.