Erstwhile close aide to Hillary Clinton has been quoted to have written in a new reminiscence how she was sexually harassed by a US senator.
Huma Abedin declared the yet to be named politician pounced on her on a couch in the mid-2000s after inviting her into his home, according to the Guardian.
She also says she rejected him as he attempted to kiss her and escaped.
The allegation is comprehensive in her new book, Both/And: A Life in Many Worlds, which is being published next week.
Ms Abedin was one of 2016 Democratic presidential nominee and one-time Obama-era secretary of state Mrs Clinton’s most reliable and truthful aides, and was once described by her as her
She give a detailed account of the sexual assault while narrating her work for Mrs Clinton when she was a US senator for New York between 2001-09.
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Ms Abedin, now 45, does not disclose the senator’s name or even his party.
She says that following a Washington dinner she walked out with the politician and when they stopped in front of his home he invited her inside for coffee. And She accepted.
As stated by the Guardian, which has seen an forwarded copy of the memoir, Ms Abedin writes: “Then, in an instant, it all changed. 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.
“I was so utterly shocked, I pushed him away. All I wanted was for the last 10 seconds to be erased.”
Ms Abedin says the senator expressed regret and said he had “misread” her, before asking if she wanted to stay.
“Then I said something only the twenty something version of me would have come up with – ‘I am so sorry’ – and walked out, trying to appear as nonchalant as possible.”
Ms Abedin says she bang into the senator a few days on Capitol Hill, and he inquired if they were still friends.
She also gave full account in the book her anger at her ex-husband, former Democratic New York congressman Anthony Weiner, whose career was ruin by sex scandals.