High Profile DC Lawyer Says John Conyers Harassed Her – After Reporting Him, She Was Dismissed as ‘Mentally Unstable’
Democrat Rep. John Conyers is under siege after spending decades sexually harassing women while using taxpayer money to cover up his sins.
This time a high profile DC ethics lawyer is accusing Conyers of harassing and abusing her during her time on Capitol Hill. This woman said she repeatedly reported Conyers yet she was ignored and dismissed as “mentally unstable”.
Conyers admitted to having knowledge of one of the settlements, however; he is still denying the allegations!
A high-profile Washington lawyer specializing in congressional ethics said Wednesday that Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.) harassed and verbally abused her when she worked for him on Capitol Hill in the 1990s and that her repeated appeals for help to congressional leadership were ignored.
“There was nothing I could do to stop it,” Melanie Sloan said in an interview. “Not going to leadership, not going to my boss, not going to a women’s group, not going to a reporter. I was dismissed and told I must be mentally unstable.”
Sloan worked for Conyers as minority counsel to the House Judiciary Committee from 1995-1998.
It was during this time that Sloan said she witnessed and personally experienced behavior from Conyers similar to what other women described in the Buzzfeed report.
Conyers was incredibly abusive to Sloan. WaPo reports:
Sloan said that Conyers routinely yelled at and berated her, often criticizing her appearance. On one occasion, she said, he summoned her to his Rayburn Building office, where she found him in his underwear.
“I was pretty taken aback to see my boss half-dressed,” she said. “I turned on my heel and I left.”
According to WaPo, Arnold Reed, Conyers’s legal counsel, denied Sloan’s allegations and said Conyers will address complaints about his conduct after Thanksgiving. “Representative Conyers has never done anything inappropriate to Melanie Sloan,” he said.
Watch Sloan recount how incredibly abusive Democrat John Conyers was to her during her time on Capitol Hill:
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