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George HW Bush apologises after actress accuses him of touching her from behind

A television actress has accused former US president George HW Bush of touching her from behind and telling her a dirty joke while she was posing for a photo with him.

Heather Lind said in a now-deleted Instagram post that the incident took place while she was posing for a picture with Mr Bush during a promotional tour for AMC series Turn: Washington's Spies, according to People magazine.

Lind appears alongside the 93-year-old, who is seated in a wheelchair, in a photo at a Houston screening of the series in 2014.

Bush spokesman Jim McGrath said in a statement: "President Bush would never - under any circumstance - intentionally cause anyone distress, and he most sincerely apologises if his attempt at humour offended Ms Lind."

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