Another Aide Accuses Rep. John Conyers Of Sexual Harassment
—The congressman “put his hand up my dress and whispered in my ear, ‘I didn’t know you had such great legs’”.
Ms Maher, 77, told the Detroit News the alleged harassment began shortly after she joined Mr Conyers’ field office in suburban Detroit, which she ran between 1997 and 2005.
She alleged the first incident happened in 1997 when she rejected his offer to stay in his hotel room in Washington and have sex.
A year later she said that while he was driving on a Michigan motorway, his hand was “trying to feel me up” by touching her leg and tickling her neck, which caused him to drive erratically.
“I was saved by the bell because we got pulled over by the police for the way he was driving,” she told the Detroit News.
In the last alleged incident, which Ms Maher said happened at a meeting in 1999, the congressman “put his hand up my dress and whispered in my ear, ‘I didn’t know you had such great legs’”.
She told the newspaper she did not quit because she needed the job.
“John Conyers is a powerful man in Washington, and nobody wanted to cross him”, she told the Detroit News.
Conyer denies any wrongdoing.
“Congressman Conyers is looking forward to the process taking its course and has maintained that he is not guilty,” his lawyer, Arnold Reed, said. “He has not acknowledged any wrongdoing on his part.”
“The accuser or accusers have the right to say what they feel has transpired from their perspective,” he added. “Mr Conyers equally has a right to maintain that he has not harassed, sexually or otherwise, anyone.”
We shouldn’t worry though —BECAUSE— The Senate Ethics Committee is on this.