In new book Huma Abedin claims U.S. Senator sexually assaulted her
Former Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin claims in her new book that she was sexually assaulted by a U.S. Senator in the mid-2000s.
According to the New York Post, Abedin doesn’t name the alleged offender but says in her upcoming memoir “Both/And: A life in many words” that she blocked out the incident, and the memories finally came back during Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing.
Abedin says the sexual assault happened following a dinner she attended with a group of senators.
“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.”
Abedin then details how the man began to push her back onto the couch before forcing himself on top of her.
“I was so utterly shocked, I pushed him away,” Abedin writes in her memoir. “All I wanted was for the last 10 seconds to be erased.”
Following the incident, Abedin claims the unnamed senator said he had “misread” her, and asked if she wanted to stay the night.
“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.
In the memoir, Abedin says she “buried the incident” so deep that it wasn’t until 2018 that the memories resurfaced following the Senate testimony of Christine Blasey Ford in which she accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of assaulting her in high school.
Abedin’s memoir “Both/And” is set to be released on Nov. 2.