Uh Oh! Iconic Democratic leader, John Conyers, from Michigan, didn’t cross all of ‘T’s” after his sexual harassment claims. This should turn around and bite the alleged predator in the rear. A report has surfaced showing that Conyers spent around $27k dollars in taxpayers money to muffle the employee in question. While Conyer’s confidentiality agreement silenced the disgruntled employee it did not cover the others who witnessed Conyer’s disgusting behavior.
It turns out that the effort to keep taxpayers ignorant of harassment claims paid to victims of abusive members of Congress – using our own money – may be futile in the least some cases. The victims signed confidentiality agreements, and so did Congress. So the two sides are mutually forbidden to spill the beans.
But the veil of silence does not cover third parties who were aware of the harassment and settlements. And people do talk among themselves about such scandalous doings. Not only that but once they see other people talking, those in the know are inspired to loosen their lips. Thus, we learn from The Hill:
Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), the longest-serving current House member, reportedly settled a wrongful dismissal complaint in 2015 after a former employee accused him of firing her for resisting his “sexual advances.”
Four former staffers signed affidavits, three of which were notarized, saying that Conyers, the top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee, repeatedly made engaged in unwanted sexual behavior with his female staff, BuzzFeed News reported Monday night.
Documents examined by BuzzFeed described a wide-range of inappropriate conduct, including making requests for sexual favors, caressing and touching, as well as having his staff contact and transport women they believed were sexually involved with him.
Four unnamed sources who were involved with the case confirmed to BuzzFeed News that the documents are authentic.