Conyers announces retirement amid sexual harassment allegations: 'My legacy can't be compromised'

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Conyers is facing numerous allegations of sexual assault and harassment from former female employees.

Conyers called in to The Mildred Gaddis Show Tuesday morning from his hospital room with his attorney by his side.

On Monday, yet another allegation was lodged against Conyers, when a woman who said she worked for the congressman for more than a decade said he slid his hand up her skirt and rubbed her thighs while she was sitting next to him in the front row of a church.

The veteran lawmaker said that he is also endorsing his son, John Conyers III, to fill his seat. Conyers has repeatedly denied claims of sexual harrassment and misconduct by staffers. Grubbs is the cousin of another accuser, Marion Brown, who previously broke a confidentiality agreement to speak publicly.

Elisa Grubbs made the allegation in an affidavit released by her attorney, Lisa Bloom.

The House Ethics Committee - with authority to recommend any action up to expulsion - had launched an investigation against Conyers, but that was nullified once he left office on Tuesday.

"My legacy can't be compromised or diminished in any way by what we're going through now".

Buzzfeed News reported on November 20 that Conyers had settled a complaint in 2015 from a woman who alleged she was sacked from his Washington staff because she rejected his sexual advances.

John Conyers returned to Detroit from Washington last week and was hospitalized on Wednesday after complaining that he felt light-headed.




Anthony was referring to allegations of sexual harassment leveled against President Donald Trump during his campaign for office.

Conyers called the events leading to his early retirement "a game of politics", but said he and his family are taking what has happened in stride and they are dealing with it and will keep moving forward.

'It's very sad. The fearless women who came forward are owed justice, ' Pelosi continued at a Capitol press conference.

Conyers is expected to make the announcement on a local radio show, the New York Times reported citing a relative.

"Oh, absolutely not", Conyers said. When sexual-misconduct allegations surface in the private sector, a boss really can say "You're fired" - as Matt Lauer, Charlie Rose and others can attest.

Multiple media outlets are reporting that Rep. John Conyers will not seek re-election after his current term.

In the weeks since Buzzfeed broke the story of Conyers settling "a wrongful dismissal complaint in 2015 with a former employee who alleged she was sacked because she would not "succumb to [his] sexual advances, '"-a story that also revealed fucked up facts about Congress" unfair sexual harassment reporting system, e.g., the victim of harassment has to pay for her own lawyer but tax payers foot the bill for the Congressman-Conyers has faced two more sexual harassment accusations from former staffers".

Conyers first was elected to the U.S. House in 1964.

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