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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
Woman No. 7 Accuses Bush of Groping Her
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. (Read more George HW Bush stories.)

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