Actress Heather Lind accuses George H.W. Bush of sexual assault

Actress Heather Lind said former U.S. President George H.W. Bush groped her from his wheelchair at a screening of a film. Lind, who starred in Turn: Washington's Spies, detailed her accusations in a lengthy Instagram post recently. She said she was "disturbed" after seeing a photograph of former President Barack Obama with Bush. "I found it disturbing because I recognise the respect ex-presidents are given for having served. And I feel pride and reverence toward many of the men in the photo. But when I got the chance to meet George H. W. Bush four years ago to promote a historical television show I was working on, he sexually assaulted me while I was posing for a similar photo," Lind, 34, wrote. In a statement, Bush – the 41st President of the US – did not deny the allegations. "President Bush would never – under any circumstance – intentionally cause anyone distress, and he most sincerely apologises if his attempt at humour offended Ms. Lind," his spokesman said.