H.W. ac­cused of grop­ing girl, 16, dur­ing 2003 photo op


For­mer Pres­i­dent Ge­orge H.W. Bush has been ac­cused of grop­ing a woman who was just 16 years old at the time.

Roslyn Cor­ri­gan, the daugh­ter of a CIA em­ployee based in Texas, told Time mag­a­zine that the 41st pres­i­dent grabbed her be­hind when he vis­ited her fa­ther’s of­fice and took a photo with her fam­ily in November 2003.

“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,” she said.

Cor­ri­gan says that she was 16 years old and “a child” at the time.

The Time re­port cites mul­ti­ple peo­ple who she spoke to about the al­leged grop­ing, in­clud­ing her mother di­rectly af­ter it hap­pened.

She is the sixth woman to al­lege that they were groped by the Repub­li­can, whose orig­i­nal state­ments about the in­ci­dents cen­tered on the fact that his hands are near women’s bot­toms be­cause of the wheelchair he has used for the past sev­eral years.

Bush was stand­ing up for the 2003 photo, and was not in a wheelchair for al­leged grop­ings in 2004 and 2006.

His spokesman Jim McGrath told Time that Bush “sim­ply does not have it in his heart to know­ingly cause any­one harm or dis­tress, and he again apol­o­gizes to any­one he may have of­fended dur­ing a photo op.”

McGrath did not im­me­di­ately re­spond for a sep­a­rate re­quest for com­ment about the new al­le­ga­tions in re­la­tion to pre­vi­ous ex­pla­na­tions about the wheelchair.


AL­LE­GA­TIONS: For­mer Pres­i­dent Ge­orge H.W. Bush is be­ing ac­cused of grop­ing a 16-year-old girl’s but­tocks dur­ing a 2003 photo op.


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