Third Woman Accuses Former President George H. W. Bush of Groping Her

A third woman has come forward to accuse former US President George HW Bush of groping her.

British-born novelist Christina Baker Kline said Mr Bush Senior “squeezed my butt hard” during an April 2014 photo.

Ms Kline said her husband was standing next to the former commander-in-chief when he grabbed her at a fundraiser in Houston, Texas.

A female friend of the Bush family afterwards told her to be “discreet” about the incident.

Heather Lind, an actress, was first to come forward this week and say the former president, who served in office from 1989 to 1993, had “touched me from behind” in 2014.

Then another actress, Jordana Grolnick, told US website Deadspin that Mr Bush groped her in 2016 after announcing his favourite magician was “David Cop-a-Feel”.

Ms Kline – who was born in Cambridge, England, and raised in the US – told Slate magazine that he used the same line on her.

She said that when she and her husband posed next to Mr Bush in his wheelchair, the former president told her: “You’re beautiful.”

He asked if she was a writer and Ms Kline said she replied: “Yes.”

The Yale graduate wrote: “‘You wanna know my favorite book?’ he whispered. I had to lean close to hear him.

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