Veteran Rep. John Conyers is facing a fresh round of sexual misconduct allegations, with a former staffer saying he made unwanted sexual advances toward her.
The former staffer, Deanna Maher, 77, said she decided to come forward with the allegations after Conyers, D-Mich., the longest-serving member of the House of Representatives and the ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, agreed to step down from the committee as Congress looked into separate sexual misconduct claims against him.
The House Ethics Committee announced this month that it will investigate allegations against him of sexual harassment and age discrimination involving his staff. Conyers, who has denied those allegations, said he will fully cooperate with the investigation.
Maher, who served as Conyers’ deputy chief of staff from 1997 to 2005, said he touched her inappropriately on at least three occasions, including once in 1999 when he allegedly placed his hands underneath her dress.abcnews