John Conyers, Former Democrat Congressman Hit by Sexual Harassment Scandal, Dies at Age 90
Former Democrat Rep. John Conyers died on Sunday at the age of 90 of natural causes.
Conyers, a co-founder of the Congressional Black Caucus was the longest serving African-American in Congressional history with more than 26 terms. The Michigan Democrat was embroiled in a sexual harassment scandal in 2017 that forced him to resign in disgrace.
It was revealed in November of 2017 that one Congressman who settled a harassment suit in 2015 was Democrat Rep John Conyers. According to affidavits, Conyers used taxpayer money to fly women into D.C. to meet with him in hotel rooms!
The documents were first provided to BuzzFeed News by Mike Cernovich.
BuzzFeed previously reports:
Michigan Rep. John Conyers, a Democrat and 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.”
Documents from the complaint obtained by BuzzFeed News include four signed affidavits, three of which are notarized, from former staff members who allege that Conyers, the ranking Democrat on the powerful House Judiciary Committee, repeatedly made sexual advances to female staff that included requests for sexual favors, contacting and transporting other women with whom they believed Conyers was having affairs, caressing their hands sexually, and rubbing their legs and backs in public. Four people involved with the case verified the documents are authentic.
BuzzFeed also reported that staffers were tasked with flying women in for Conyers using Congressional resources!
Former employees also said that Conyers made it very clear that if they performed ‘personal favors’ it would lead to salary increases and promotions. It was well known Conyers was having affairs with multiple female staffers. He often made sexual advances towards women and grew angry if they brought their husbands around.
Even more egregious, Conyers’ victims were paid a settlement in exchange for their silence out of taxpayer money after a long, daunting process.
The Congressional Black Caucus honored John Conyers on the House Floor Monday evening.
Congressional Black Caucus now honoring late Dem MI Rep John Conyers on the flr. He died this wknd at age 90. Served 53 yrs in Congress.
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) October 29, 2019