With at least two actresses and an author accusing former President George H.
Bush of groping them from his wheelchair during photo-ops, the sexual harassment conversation that exploded three weeks ago with Harvey Weinstein is poised to fell yet another social more: The Bush story is definitely a sign of the times though. Back inwe all thought it was adorable that No. What a Old man sexually harassed a decade makes. Actresses Heather Lind and Jordana Grolnick both reported that they were posing for photos with Old man sexually harassed elder Bush when he groped their behinds and made an off-color joke.
Grolnick and author Christina Baker Kline said he quietly joked about his favorite magician or his favorite book. NBC anchor Andrea Mitchell tweeted to that end:.
Mrs Bush was at his side. He in a wheelchair with Parkinson's syndrome. Someone should be ashamed and it isn't ' Touching women's "rears" without consent is not cute even if you are a 93 year old former President in a wheelchair. The man has Parkinson's and is likely getting senile. Inhibitions notoriously slip as mental faculties decline. Women saw the behavior as just another example of powerful men treating women and their bodies with a sense of entitlement.
McGrath issued a followup statement after Grolnick told Deadspin that she too had been groped by the former president. At age 93, President Bush has been confined to a wheelchair for roughly five years, so his arm falls on the lower waist of people with whom he takes pictures. Some have seen it as innocent; others clearly view it as inappropriate.
To anyone he has offended, President Bush apologizes most sincerely. And the same advice is applicable to what occurs outside the workplace.
As for the dirty-old-man defense? Not Great-Uncle Ernie and not even a former president. News Politics Entertainment Communities. Opinion HuffPost Personal Videos.
NBC anchor Andrea Mitchell tweeted to that end: Feeling More Gassy Than Usual? While
Old man sexually harassed vast majority of workplace sexual harassment cases are brought by women, men too experience sexual harassment and abuse in the. I had traveled on a plane before, it was not the first time. But it was the first time I wasn't being accompanied by a guardian or anyone else.
“Dirty old man” just joined “boys just being boys,” “the casting couch” and “ harmless locker room talk” on the list of sexual harassment excuses.