In a now deleted Instagram post, actress Heather Lind wrote that George H.W. Bush “touched me from behind from his wheelchair with his wife Barbara Bush by his side. He told me a dirty joke. And then, all the while being photographed, touched me again.”
In a statement from Bush's spokesman, Jim McGrath said that “President Bush would never — under any circumstance — intentionally cause anyone distress, and he most sincerely apologizes if his attempt at humor offended Ms. Lind.”
The incident occurred about four years ago.
Lind said that Bush’s security guard told her “I shouldn’t have stood next to him for the photo.”