December 7, 2021

Huma Abedin, Longtime Hillary Clinton Aide, Says a Senator Sexually Assaulted Her in New E-book

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Huma Abedin writes in her forthcoming e book {that a} U.S. senator sexually assaulted her in her 20s, kissing her unprompted and forcing his tongue in her mouth as the 2 conversed in his residence.

The longtime aide to Hillary Clinton, now 45, detailed the incident in her memoir Each/And, set to be revealed subsequent week, in keeping with an besides obtained by the Guardian. Abedin withheld particulars of the senatorโ€™s id like his get together, whether or not he’s nonetheless in Congress, and which state he represented.

In keeping with Abedinโ€™s account, she and the senator met at a dinner attended by a number of different lawmakers and their aides in Washington, D.C., although not Clinton, who was New Yorkโ€™s senator and Abedinโ€™s boss from 2001 till 2009. Following the meal, Abedin took a stroll with the senator, who invited her into his residence for espresso and, she wrote, โ€œinstructed me to make myself comfy on the sofa.โ€

โ€œThen, right away, all of it modified. He plopped right down to my proper, put his left arm round my shoulder, and kissed me, pushing his tongue into my mouth, urgent me again on the couch,โ€ she writes.

Abedin, who stated she was โ€œso completely shocked,โ€ pushed the senator away. Her resistance stunned him, and he apologized, saying he had โ€œmisinterpretโ€ the scenario and eager to make up โ€œwith out this ending badly,โ€ she stated.

Abedin wrote, โ€œThen I stated one thing solely the twentysomething model of me would have provide you withโ€”โ€˜I’m so sorryโ€™โ€”and walked out, attempting to seem as nonchalant as potential.โ€

A number of days later, the 2 bumped into each other on Capitol Hill, and the senator requested if they may nonetheless be pals. Clinton intervened within the alternate, โ€œas if she knew I wanted rescuing regardless that Iโ€™d instructed her nothing about that evening,โ€ in keeping with Abedin. It isn’t clear if Abedin ever instructed Clinton in regards to the alleged assault.

Abedin stated she โ€œburied the incidentโ€ till sexual assault allegations in opposition to future Supreme Courtroom Justice Brett Kavanaugh emerged in 2018.

Particularly, Abedin wrote, it was Professor Christine Blasey Ford โ€œbeing accused of โ€˜convenientlyโ€™ rememberingโ€ the alleged assault in opposition to her that dredged up Abedinโ€™s reminiscence of her personal alleged assault.

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