A third woman has come forward to accuse former US President George HW Bush of groping her. British-born novelist Christina Baker Kline said Mr Bush Senior “squeezed my butt hard” during an April 2014 photo. Ms Kline said her husband was standing next to the former commander-in-chief when he grabbed her at a fundraiser in Houston, Texas. A female friend of the Bush family afterwards told her to be “discreet” about the incident. Mr Bush’s spokesman said that 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, and that to try to put people at ease, the president routinely tells the same joke – and on occasion, he has patted women’s rears in what he intended to be a good-natured manner.