John Conyers

Woman Says Conyers Threatened Her While an Intern

Courtney Morse told the Washington Post she was a 20-year-old college student when Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) propositioned her.

“She quit her internship after Conyers drove her home from work one night, wrapped his hand around hers as it rested in her lap, and told her he was interested in a sexual relationship. When she rejected his advances, Morse said he brought up the then-developing investigation into the disappearance of former federal intern Chandra Levy.”

Said Morse: “He said he had insider information on the case. I don’t know if he meant it to be threatening, but I took it that way. I got out of the car and ran.”

Conyers Confirms Settlement But Denies Allegations

“Amid rising calls for an ethics investigation into his behavior, Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) confirmed that he reached a financial settlement with a former staffer who accused him of sexual harassment but stressed that he did not admit fault in the case,” the Washington Post reports.

Said Conyers: “I expressly and vehemently denied the allegations made against me, and continue to do so… My office resolved the allegations — with an express denial of liability — to save all involved from the rigors of protracted litigation. That should not be lost in the narrative.”