Huma Abedin says in her new memoir that she was as soon as sexually assaulted by a US senator — and was so shaken afterward that she ended up apologizing to him.
Abedin doesn’t establish the offending pol however writes in her upcoming tome “Both/And: A Life in Many Worlds” that she was working as an aide to then-Sen. Hillary Clinton when the incident occurred greater than a decade in the past, according to the Guardian, which obtained an advance copy of the e-book.
Abedin — the estranged spouse of serial pervert and ex-con former New York Congressman Anthony Weiner — stated the assault occurred after a dinner attended by “a few senators and their aides.” Clinton, for whom she served as a longtime right-hand, was not there.
“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,” Abedin writes. “Once inside, he told me to make myself comfortable on the couch.”
The senator then took off his blazer and rolled up his sleeves as he made espresso and chatted along with her, she stated.
Then he “plopped down to my right, put his left arm around my shoulder, and kissed me, pushing his tongue into my mouth, pressing me back on the sofa,” she stated.
“I was so utterly shocked, I pushed him away,” Abedin writes. “All I wanted was for the last 10 seconds to be erased.”
After the senator apologized and informed Abedin he had “misread” her, he requested if she needed to remain, she stated.
“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,” Abedin writes.
The former Clinton aide stated she avoided the senator “for a few days” however remained pleasant with him.
Abedin stated she buried the incident in her reminiscence till allegations of tried sexual assault emerged in opposition to then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh within the fall of 2018.
In addition to serving as Clinton’s aide within the Senate, Abedin went on to change into her deputy chief of employees when the previous First Lady spent 4 years as secretary of state underneath President Obama. Abedin was additionally vice chairwoman of Clinton’s doomed 2016 presidential marketing campaign.
Abedin married then-Congressman Weiner in 2010. A yr later, Weiner resigned from the House of Representatives after he was caught sending express images of himself to ladies. His ongoing seamy antics additionally doomed his once-promising mayoral marketing campaign in 2013.
Abedin filed for divorce from Weiner in 2017. The couple has a son, Jordan.