Time reported on Monday that a woman accused former President George H. W. Bush of groping her in 2003, when she was just 16 years old.
What are the details?
The woman, Rosalyn Corrigan, said that the former president — who was 79 years old at the time — groped her during a photo op at an event held at the CIA office in The Woodlands, Texas.
"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," Corrigan alleged. "I was like, 'Oh my goodness, what just happened?'"
"My initial action was absolute horror," she explained. "I was really, really confused. The first thing I did was look at my mom and, while he was still standing there, I didn’t say anything. What does a teenager say to the ex-president of the United States? Like, 'Hey dude, you shouldn’t have touched me like that?'"
She added, "I don’t know, maybe it never really hit people that I was a child at the time and that goes beyond a guy being inappropriate in the workplace to a peer or somebody in his age range."
Bush, who has been confined to a wheelchair since 2012, was standing upright in 2003 when he met Corrigan. This is the sixth woman to accuse Bush of inappropriate touching during a photo op this year, according to Time.
Did Bush respond?
Bush spokesman Jim McGrath in a statement said, "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."
Roslyn Corrigan was 16-years-old when she got a chance to meet @GeorgeHWBush, excited to be introduced to a former president having grown up dreaming of going into politics.
But Corrigan was crushed by her encounter: Bush, then 79 years old, groped her at a 2003 event.. pic.twitter.com/CRMIMVXtDw
— ςｻi⃘lིlི (@chiIIum) November 13, 2017