“John Conyers III, a Detroit hedge fund manager named as a possible successor to his scandal-rocked father, Rep. John Conyers (D-MI), was arrested in Los Angeles this year on suspicion of domestic violence, but prosecutors declined to charge him,” according to documents obtained by NBC News.
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.”
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) called on Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) to resign from Congress as he faces a growing list sexual harassment accusations, Politico reports.
Said Pelosi: “He should resign.”
Sources told WDIV that Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) “will not seek re-election for a new term in the wake of the scandal, which continues to grow.”
However, Conyers won’t resign and will instead announce in January that he won’t run for re-election in 2018.
Deanna Maher, a former staffer of Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) “said the veteran lawmaker made unwanted sexual advances toward her, including inappropriate touching, adding to allegations by other unnamed former employees that have prompted a congressional investigation,” the Detroit News reports.
“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.”
Rep. John Conyers (D-MI), the longest-serving member of the House of Representatives, settled a wrongful dismissal complaint in 2015 with a former employee who alleged she was fired because she would not “succumb to his sexual advances,” BuzzFeed News reports.