Huma Abedin spoke publicly for the first time about her “uncomfortable situation” with a US senator who tried to kiss her without her consent – and insisted she did not consider the “shocking” incident a sexual assault.
“I went back to the apartment of a senator—a senator I knew and was very comfortable with—and he kissed me in a very appalling way. Because he was someone I knew, frankly, and trusted,” Abedin CBS Evening News host Nora O’Donnell told CBS Evening News: In an interview broadcast on Saturday.
But when asked if she thought the incident was a sexual assault, Abedin described it as only an “uncomfortable situation.”
“I suggest I was in an uncomfortable situation, with a senator, and didn’t know how to deal with that. And I buried the whole experience. But in my personal opinion, no.” She said.
“Did I feel like he was assaulting me in that moment? I didn’t feel that way. I felt like I needed to extricate myself from this situation. He also spent a lot of time apologizing and making sure I was okay. We were actually able to restore balance to our relationship.”
She described an unnamed senior person who “pushed his tongue in her mouth” while she was working as a tooth assistant at the time. Hillary Clinton over a decade ago.
In the interview, Abedin—the estranged wife of a serial pervert and former New York congressman Anthony Weiner—explained why she decided to open up in the book about the incidents as well as topics ranging from her marriage to her close relationship with Clinton. .
“I think for most of my adult life, and certainly in the past 25 years that I’ve been in public service or in the public eye, I’ve been the invisible person behind the essential people in my life.
“But what I realize is that if you don’t tell your story, someone else is writing your history.”