Now the Sexual Harassment Noose Falls Upon Rep. John Conyers

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The sexual harassment allegations continue, with today's showcase revelations being Charlie Rose and Rep. John Conyers. Over at the Weinstein scandal, upwards of 90 women have come forward, some of whom claimed they were outright raped by the big fat ape.

So you know, Harvey Weinstein is still at large.

This from Buzzfeed tonight -- tipped off by Mike Cernovich

Here's Mike discussing the latest scandal via Periscope.

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.
 
And the documents also reveal the secret mechanism by which Congress has kept an unknown number of sexual harassment allegations secret: A grinding, closely held process that left the alleged victim feeling, she told BuzzFeed News, that she had no option other than to stay quiet and accept a settlement offered to her.
 
“I was basically blackballed. There was nowhere I could go,” she said in a phone interview. BuzzFeed News is withholding the woman’s name at her request, because she said she fears retribution.
 
Last week the Washington Post reported that the office paid out $17 million for 264 settlements with federal employees over 20 years for various violations, including sexual harassment. The Conyers documents, however, give a glimpse into the inner workings of the Office of Compliance, which has for decades concealed episodes of sexual abuse by powerful political figures
 
The woman who settled with Conyers launched the complaint in 2014 with Congress’s Office of Compliance alleging that she was fired for refusing his sexual advances and ended up facing a daunting process that ended with a confidentiality agreement in exchange for a $27,111.75 settlement. Her settlement, however, came from Conyers’ office budget rather than the designated fund for settlements.
 
Congress has no human resources department. Instead, congressional employees have 180 days to report a sexual harassment incident to the Office of Compliance, which then leads to a lengthy process involves counseling, mediation, and requires the signing of a confidentiality agreement before a complaint can go forward.
 
After this, an employee can choose to take the matter to federal district court, but another avenue is available: an administrative hearing, after which a negotiation and settlement may follow.
 
In her complaint, the former employee said Conyers repeatedly asked her for sexual favors and often asked her to join him in a hotel room. On one occasion, she alleges that Conyers asked her to work out of his room for the evening, but when she arrived the congressman started talking about his sexual desires. She alleged he then told her she needed to “touch it,” in reference to his penis, or find him a woman who would meet his sexual demands.
 
She alleged Conyers made her work nights, evenings, and holidays to keep him company.
 
In another incident, the former employee alleged the congressman insisted she stay in his room while they traveled together for a fundraising event. When she told him that she would not stay with him, she alleged he told her to “just cuddle up with me and caress me before you go.”
 
“Rep. Conyers strongly postulated that the performing of personal service or favors would be looked upon favorably and lead to salary increases or promotions,” the former employee said in the documents.
 
Three other staff members provided affidavits submitted to the Office Of Compliance that outlined a pattern of behavior from Conyers that included touching the woman in a sexual manner and growing angry when she brought her husband around.
 
One affidavit from a former female employee states that she was tasked with flying in women for the congressman. “One of my duties while working for Rep. Conyers was to keep a list of women that I assumed he was having affairs with and call them at his request and, if necessary, have them flown in using Congressional resources,” said her affidavit. (A second staffer alleged in an interview that Conyers used taxpayer resources to fly women to him.)
 
The employee said in her affidavit that Conyers also made sexual advances toward her: “I was driving the Congressman in my personal car and was resting my hand on the stick shift. Rep. Conyers reached over and began to caress my hand in a sexual manner.”
 
The woman said she told Conyers she was married and not interested in pursuing a sexual relationship, according to the affidavit. She said she was told many times by constituents that it was well-known that Conyers had sexual relationships with his staff, and said she and other female staffers felt this undermined their credibility.
 
“I am personally aware of several women who have experienced the same or similar sexual advances made towards them by Rep[.] John Conyers,” she said in her affidavit.
 
A male employee wrote that he witnessed Rep. Conyers rub the legs and other body parts of the complainant “in what appeared to be a sexual manner” and saw the congressman rub and touch other women “in an inappropriate manner.” The employee said he confronted Conyers about this behavior.
 
“Rep. Conyers said he needed to be ‘more careful’ because bad publicity would not be helpful as he runs for re-election. He ended the conversation with me by saying he would ‘work on’ his behavior,” the male staffer said in his affidavit.
 
“I don’t think any allegations should be buried...and that’s for anyone, not just for this particular office"
The male employee said that in 2011 Conyers complained a female staffer was “too old” and said he wanted to let her go. The employee said he set up a meeting in December 2011 to discuss “mistreatment of staff and his misuse of federal resources.” The affidavit says that Conyers “agreed that he would work on making improvements as long as I worked directly with him and stopped writing memos and emails about concerns.”
 
Another female employee also attested that she witnessed Conyer’s advances, and said she was asked to transport women to him. “I was asked on multiple occasions to pick up women and bring them to Mr. Conyers[‘] apartment, hotel rooms, etc.”
 
BuzzFeed News reached out to several former Conyers staffers, all of whom did not want to speak on the record. One former staffer, who did not want to be named, said she was frustrated by the secretive complaint process.
 
“I don’t think any allegations should be buried...and that’s for anyone, not just for this particular office, because it doesn’t really allow other people to see who these individuals are,” said the former staffer. “When you make private settlements, it doesn’t warn the next woman or the next person going into that situation.”
 
Another staffer said that Conyers’ reputation made people fearful to speak out against him. Aside from being the longest-serving House member and the ranking member of a powerful committee, Conyers is a civil rights icon. He was lauded by Martin Luther King Jr. and is a founding member of the Congressional Black Caucus.
 
“Your story won’t do shit to him,” said the staffer. “He’s untouchable.”
 
In a statement to BuzzFeed News, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi said she was not aware of the settlement.
 
“The current process includes the signing of non-disclosure agreements by the parties involved. Congresswoman Jackie Speier has introduced legislation that will provide much-needed transparency on these agreements and make other critical reforms,” Pelosi said in the statement. “I strongly support her efforts.”

 
What's interesting about the revelations of sexual harassment is they're mainly being reported by left wing media, concerning left wing men. Perhaps there's a disruption in the matrix, or they're quite literally eating their own.
This didn't age well.

Good times.

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NumbersUsa's picture

Oy vey! Now, seven flags over Texas? by hedgeless_horseman Nov 20, 2017 12:30 PM

IT"S GONE

Isn't it amazing how much power the jew supremacists have to make articles exposing their takeover of America disappear and replace them with articles featuring giant dildos for goy amusment.

Ripped out of ZH's lineup : http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-11-20/oy-vey-now-seven-flags-over-tex...

you can't even find it in a ZH search.

Call your Congressman, Senator & the WhiteHouse and let them know we want the zionist neo-con dual citizen jews out of all areas of our government NOW! 

For the President-White House switchboard at 202-456-1414

White House comment line: (202) 456-1111

To call your Member of Congress: 
US Capitol Switchboard (202) 224-3121 (just ask for your Congressman or Senator)

shovelhead's picture

Them Jews messin with you again?

ItsOver's picture

Between Charlie Rose and this clown who's spending our tax dollars on ho's, Al Franken has to be going, "Whew, heat's off!!"

Jon_Locke's picture

I'm guessing these guys didn't study the Salem Which trials. they more or less started this stuff by going after Trump. Now it has come full circle and its not even close to being over.

SummerSausage's picture

Jeez. You'd think he left a woman to drown in his car or something.

lolygager's picture

The leftist are drowning in a sea of their own hypocrisy. Schadenfreude is in full force. The American people see this and we are reaching the apex of the pendulum swing. Hopefully, the swing to the right will last longer than the last 55-year swing to the left we just experienced.

 

We will mark the election of Trump as the beginning of the cultural change. 

Humpday69's picture

Could you image these allegation happened to Trump and edvince like this was found? Lol. He must be impeached now now now!

Squidward_Tentacles's picture

I want to be sexually harassed by Maxine Waters.

Eatabanker's picture

Agreed, if only to get an out of court settlement and see that circus freak

wiped from public radar. 

 

Humpday69's picture

Maxine just called: says she wants you over for a working weekend. FOr some close team building exercises;)

gilhgvc's picture

untouchable my ass, EVERYONE is touchable within a few hundred yards..

Savyindallas's picture

But I thought illicit sex and bribes were part of the compensation package of Congressmen? I thought it was an accepted Congressional perk? 

If we don't allow such, we will never be able to attract the most qualified men to accept such a low paying position. 

Apeon's picture

No doubt in my mind that They---[congressman]---all knew about it, for the last  80yrs, and they all covered it up.This

ali-ali-al-qomfri's picture

Only the most malleable are foisted into politics,

'how do you think you got there Senator';

because you are the smartest? NO

because you are the most handsome/charismatic? NO

because you are a greedy, immature, narcissist and malleable? YES

 

Vote them all out.

and no more life-time benefits,

and you get the same healthcare as everyone else.

and you are gonna work 40 hours a week answering to your consituents. 2 weeks vacation (and you can't take it all at oncce) :)

 

 

captain whitewater's picture

And another jigaboo bites the dust.

francis scott falseflag's picture

What are we supposed to do when "INTERESTING TIMES" start to grow exponentially? 

 

THE FORTUNE COOKIE DIDN'T SAY.

fulliautomatix's picture

Perhaps chaos theory and the decay of complex systems? Look at the legal - so complex that any change has immediate and negative repercussions on some other part of the critical infrastructure. Like, for example, gay marriage?

francis scott falseflag's picture

Wait unitl 'Gay Marriage' comes back to bite the democats on their ass.

 

By then we'll all be wearing sackcloth and ashes.

SummerSausage's picture

That is actually a curse "May you live in interesting times".

 

Looks like it's the democrat curse decade.

francis scott falseflag's picture

I got a curse in a fortune cookie?

 

Where's the good fortune in that?

 

If I got a curse, we're all in trouble.

 

(takes the knee and prays to St.Volodomir aka Vladimir the Great, Saint Vladimir of Kiev.

A prince of Nogorod, grand prince of Kiev, and ruler of Kievan Rus from 980 to 1015.) 

overmedicatedundersexed's picture

another pic of al frankenstein..seems consentual and such, but guys like him whould hang a conservative for far far less evidence..

 

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/11/21/photos-surface-of-dis...

flacorps's picture

This unprecedented orgy of abuser witch-hunting would have been rip-stopped by the media long ago if TPTB were not pursuing an at-any-cost gambit to eventually triangulate it back to #Trump, whom they abhor for reasons having nothing to do with his vulnerability to such attack.

Reaper's picture

The good boy, Ryan, protects those in protected classes.

ToSoft4Truth's picture

Which Paul Ryan covered it up - the N-word lov'in Speaker Paul Ryan? 

one_fed_up_chick's picture

I always thought he looked dumber than dirt and couldn't fuck his way out of a wet paper bag.  And Christ, to listen to him talk?  Goes to show what the hell I know

williambanzai7's picture

He tried to use Ayn Rand books as a prop.

zimboe's picture

Let's find out how desperate these horndogs are.

Only permit them to hire fat bloated dumptruck diesel dyke lesbians. Grope one of those carpet destroyers and you gonna get your ass trampled flat.

...

As Mohammad says in the Koran: "Never try to fuck something that can kick your ass."

I'm paraphrasing somewhat. My Arabic is not so good. He may have been referring to large camels. Stick to the smaller ones.

fulliautomatix's picture

I'd believe it if it said to avoid porcupines. Avoiding assholes is just a survival behaviour.

Iwanttoknow's picture

Maybe you should be called dumbo.Got a GED?

GunnyG's picture

"Only permit them to hire fat bloated dumptruck diesel dyke lesbians. Grope one of those carpet destroyers and you gonna get your ass trampled flat."

DAMN YOUR HIDE! I spewed coffee reading that! "Carpet destroyers!" 

BWHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

sacredfire's picture

Never fuck a large camel when you can fuck a small one. Surah 1.2

GunnyG's picture

When in doubt, fuck a goat. Surah 1.3

Disgruntled Goat's picture

It also states that you cannot eat an animal after having sex with it. For real.

GunnyG's picture

Otherwise they'd be cocksuckers by proxy.

Storm-Clouds's picture

My apologies Coy boy all those years in Congress I assumed you hadn’t done a thing?

The dead are once again laughing their asses off...

Who is next?

Maxine come on down......the price is.....nah even the dead wouldn’t do that....

williambanzai7's picture

I say we lock Conyers, McCain and Ryan in a cage with a pack of starving gorillas, hyenas and Maxine Waters.

Squidward_Tentacles's picture

That would not really be fair to the hyneas and gorillas would it WB7?  :-)

Able Ape's picture

What's the difference between Maxine Waters and a Warthog....Not much!...

zimboe's picture

Maxine Waters?

with that face and some dough you could make gorilla cookies.*

 

 

 

 

*Gag stolen from Redd Foxx.

iadr's picture

congressional employees have 180 days to report a sexual harassment incident to the Office of Compliance, which then leads to a lengthy process involves counseling, mediation, and requires the signing of a confidentiality agreement before a complaint can go forward.

 

And anyone need reminding why the above quoted is so? Right, because of the risk of partisan accusations, ie, controlled, directed gossip... because the whole arrangement of gov't we have is some sort of popularity contest.

Good luck removing all that cautionary stuff from the legal framework and then still having a functional government.

Some on here might say that's the point. IDK... *sigh*

fulliautomatix's picture

Well, your congressperson now has to be 'good' for six months, give or take. Most complaints will be filed at the end of the period, not all.

BarkingCat's picture

These assholes are using taxpayer funds to pay off to silence those who accuse them of wrongdoing. 

This is a fucking crime. It is a misappropriation of federal funds. In other words this is theft. They should be arrested prosecutor and thrown in prison.

Able Ape's picture

It certainly would be an absurdity to think that the public would get any meaningful work out of an 88-year old fossil.  The only thing he would work at is bowel movements...

JoseyWalesTheOutlaw's picture

No problem for Johnny...his voting base has an average IQ of 38. You do remember Marion Barry?

 

The most useless MFers on the planet reside in DC. You couldn't find enough hones people to have a 5 on 5 basketball game in DC.

how_this_stuff_works's picture

This "sex" stuff will turn out to be the easy part.

I'm waiting for someone to peel back the layers and start investigating the shady dealings between government types, and not just at the federal level, for their involvement in bribery, collusion and corruption.

Because it's out there. (Shhh, don't tell the FBI that racketeering is going on amongst elected officials.)