Sex­ual abuses con­tinue to shame US, woman ac­cuses Bush Sr of grop­ing

The Free Press Journal - - WORLD -

A woman has al­leged that for­mer Pres­i­dent Ge­orge H.W. Bush touched her in­ap­pro­pri­ately when she was a teenager while pos­ing for a pho­to­graph, re­ports IANS.

Roslyn Cor­ri­gan, who was 16 years old at the time, told the Time mag­a­zine on Mon­day that she was groped by Bush Se­nior at a Novem­ber 2003 meet­ing of CIA of­fi­cers in Texas where her fa­ther worked.

Cor­ri­gan told the mag­a­zine the for­mer Pres­i­dent “groped her but­tocks” as she and her mother, Sari Young, posed for a pho­to­graph with him.

“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 ... squeeze, which would ac­count for the fact that in the pho­to­graph my mouth is hang­ing wide open,” Cor­ri­gan told Time, her first pub­lic in­ter­view about the in­ci­dent.

“I was like, ‘Oh my good­ness, what just hap­pened?’”

“My ini­tial re­ac­tion was ab­so­lute hor­ror,” she said about the in­ci­dent. “I was re­ally, re­ally con­fused.” She added: “I was a child.”

She is the sixth woman to ac­cuse the for­mer Pres­i­dent of in­ap­pro­pri­ately touch­ing her in sim­i­lar cir­cum­stances. His spokesman Jim McGrath has pre­vi­ously ac­knowl­edged that Bush Se­nior has touched sev­eral women on the rear.

McGrath is­sued an apol­ogy on the for­mer Pres­i­dent’s be­half in the wake of the lat­est al­le­ga­tion.

“Ge­orge Bush sim­ply does not have it in his heart to know­ingly cause any­one dis­tress, and he again apol­o­gizes to any­one he of­fended dur­ing a photo op,” McGrath told CNN.

Ge­orge H.W. Bush

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