Women who have accused US presidents of sexual harassment throughout history

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Former President George H.W. Bush was added to the list of U.S. commanders in chief who have been accused of sexual harassment this week when two women spoke out on his touching them inappropriately. 

Bush 41 apologized twice with a released statement from his spokesman, but Bush senior isn't the only president who has been wrapped up in sexual harassment controversy.

From Thomas Jefferson's relationship with Sally Hemmings to Bill Clinton's sex scandal, the list of executive office leaders who have been accused of sexual assault or misconduct is relatively dense. Most are familiar with Clinton's relations with then-White House intern Monica Lewinsky, but many are less-so knowledgeable of the acts of other presidents.

Click through to see the women throughout history who have accused U.S. presidents of sexual harassment:

Journalist Bob Woodward describes Richard Nixon's conduct in the book "The Last President's Men," saying Nixon aimed unwanted advances at women working in the White House, even touching a secretary's thigh.

Nell Yates and Beverly Kaye are specifically named in the book, but neither ever came forward to personally accuse the president.

Ronald Reagan was accused of rape by actress Selene Walters, who described an alleged encounter in the 1991 book, "Nancy Reagan: The Unauthorized Biography."

According to Walters, she met the then-actor at a nightclub and, after giving him her address, found Reagan at her front door at 3 a.m. trying to force himself on her.

"I opened the door," Walters told People magazine. "Then it was the battle of the couch. I was fighting him. I didn't want him to make love to me. He's a very big man, and he just had his way."

Perhaps the most damning accusations, though, have been aimed at President Donald Trump, who has been accused by more than a dozen women of conduct ranging from violent attacks to unwanted kissing and touching. Trump has denied most of these accusations, but the infamously lewd "Access Hollywood" tape only further revealed troubling sexual views from the current commander in chief.