Woman No. 7 Accuses Bush of Groping Her
She says he was standing up when 2009 incident took place
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 15, 2017 5:15 PM CST
Former president George H.W. Bush arrives for an NFL football game between the Houston Texans and the Indianapolis Colts, Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, in Houston.   (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

(Newser) – A Broadway actress says she was groped by former President George H.W. Bush in 2009, before he started using the wheelchair that a spokesman has cited in previous apologies, the AP reports. Megan Elizabeth Lewis tells NJ.com that Bush was standing when he grabbed her buttocks at the performance of a musical in Houston. She says she was upset by a spokesman's statement that Bush's arm sometimes "falls on the lower waist of people" when he is in his wheelchair. The spokesman, Jim McGrath, did not respond to a request for additional comment Tuesday. Six other women have said Bush grabbed their buttocks as they stood next to him for photos.

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