Another victim of George H.W. Bush has come forward with allegations of assault. Actress Jordana Grolnik of New York has a story very similar to the one Heather Lind recounted in a now-deleted Instagram post. Remember, the one people berated her for until Bush Sr. admitted that he had, in fact, assaulted her?
*Psst* This is your daily reminder to believe women.
Grolnik, speaking to Deadspin, said she got sent the Heather Lind story “And I’m afraid that mine is entirely similar."Grolnik states that she met Bush Sr. backstage during intermission for a production of A Hunchback of Notre Dame in August 2016. Grolnik was one of the actors and she was initially excited when the elderly president took a picture with the cast.
Grolnik stood just next to the former President, and that was when Bush Sr. got himself a palmful and a handful.
Second woman: George H.W. Bush groped me https://t.co/pSsHEzdQgC https://t.co/S1nl47oToS— Deadspin (@Deadspin)1508976572.0
A lot, as it turns out.
This behavior wasn't new. In fact, rumors of Bush Sr. groping actresses have been circling for some time, and he'd repeated the David Cop-A-Feel line before.
yeah "david cop-a-feel" isn't really the best punchline if you're trying to put ppl at "ease." https://t.co/uW9FY2zM7p— susie (@susie)1508980520.0
Reached for a statement, Bush spokesperson Jim McGrath said this on the behalf of the former president:
And sure, people who were present during the Grolnik incident SEEMED amused.
But this forced laughter highlighted something important, which Grolnik herself took some time to realize.
- His age doesn't matter - Wheelchair use doesn't matter - Other people thinking it's "innocent" doesn't matter - "… https://t.co/oe1I8PaH7I— Kelly Ellis (@Kelly Ellis)1508976304.0
But then she had a thought.
And that's the takeaway from this.
What I’ve come to realize is that if we tolerate these small comments and grazes...they may take it as permission t… https://t.co/qqrSysVk7l— SLBM (@SLBM)1508980656.0