HUMA Abedin, a longtime aide of Hilary Clinton, has reportedly claimed that she was sexually assaulted by a U.S. Senator.
Abedin made the claim in her upcoming memoir, "Both/And: A Life In Many Worlds," adding that she was so shaken by the indecent that she ended up apologizing to the unnamed politician.
According to the Guardian, which obtained an advanced copy of the book, Abedin claims that the incident occurred more than 10 years ago, when she was working as an aide to then-Senator Hillary Clinton.
Abedin said the assault happened after a dinner attended by “a few senators and their aides,” adding that Clinton was not there.
She wrote: “I ended up walking out with one of the senators, and soon we stopped in front of his building and he invited me in for coffee.
“Once inside, he told me to make myself comfortable on the couch.”
According to Abedin – the estranged wife of disgraced former New York Congressman Anthony Weiner – the senator then took off his blazer and rolled up his sleeves, before making coffee and chatting with Abedin.
He then "plopped down to my right," Abedin claims, "put his left arm around my shoulder, and kissed me, pushing his tongue into my mouth, pressing me back on the sofa.
"I was so utterly shocked, I pushed him away,” Abedin writes. “All I wanted was for the last 10 seconds to be erased.”
Abedin said the senator apologized after the incident, claiming that he "misread" her intentions.
The senator then asked if Abedin wanted to stay the night, she claims.
Abedin wrote: "Then I said something only the twentysomething version of me would have come up with – ‘I am so sorry’ – and walked out, trying to appear as nonchalant as possible."
The aide said she then stayed away from the senator "for a few days" but remained friendly with him.
As well as serving as Clinton’s aide in the Senate, Abedin became Clinton's deputy chief of staff when the former First Lady spent four years as secretary of state under President Obama.
Abedin filed for divorce from Weiner in 2017.
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