Seventh Woman Accuses George HW Bush Of Groping Her During Photo Op

Elias Hubbard
November 17, 2017

Former US President George H.W. Bush is facing new allegations from a MI woman who said he touched her inappropriately while he was in office at an event in April 1992, CNN reported on Thursday (Nov 16).

The 55-year-old MI woman, who asked that her name not be published, told CNN Thursday that the incident happened at a MI fundraiser during Bush's re-election campaign.

The second woman to make an allegation against Bush, actress Jordana Grolnick, said the former president made a joke as he allegedly grabbed her rear end at a me theater in 2016, using a almost identical "David Cop-a-feel" line.

"We got closer together for a family photo and it was like 'Holy crap!'" she told the broadcaster.

Bush's spokesman Jim McGrath has declined to comment on this latest allegation, CNN said.

She is the seventh woman to accuse the 41st U.S. president of touching them during photo calls.

The woman said she was stunned and just kept smiling for the cameras.

The victim's ex-husband and a friend back up the fact that the woman told them of the story back in the 1990s. When other women came forward to say that they too had been groped on the behind by Bush, she began to "rethink" what had happened.

"You're still going to be facing prosecuting a 93-year-old man in a wheelchair that's a former president", said Toby Shook, a lawyer who previously served as a prosecutor in Dallas. Jordana Grolnick, an actress who alleged that Bush groped her behind a year ago as his wife, Barbara, stood nearby, told The Associated Press that she has no plans to report the 41st president to authorities.

This comes after a handful of other women have come forward saying Bush grabbed their rear ends in a similar manner, most in the last few years, some of them saying the ex-POTUS first made a joke referencing "David Cop-a-Feel". She said he squeezed her buttocks "a couple times". "He touched me from behind from his wheelchair with his wife Barbara Bush by his side". She said: "It was unmistakable. He told me a dirty joke".

"George 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 told Time in response to Corrigan's allegations.

Bush has issued repeated apologies through a spokesman "to anyone he has offended".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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