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.


bobsmith5 Handful of Dust Tue, 11/21/2017 - 06:57 Permalink

If you knew the meaning of the word democrat and actually looked it up, you would find out that none of the democrats are actually democrats. A study of their political philosophies and actions would tell you that they are really socialist and communist. If you understood the term democracy you would find that it is 180 degrees opposite the socialist political systems and very, very incompatible with such systems.

Democracy is a form of government where the people have the power; people rule is it's literal meaning from the Greek. It is a government of, by, and for the people. When combined with a constitution you have a constitutional republic. Socialism and communism remove power from the people and turn it over to a bureaucracy lead by a dictator in most cases. Socialism is totally antithetical to the concept of democracy.

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StarGate TruthHunter Tue, 11/21/2017 - 10:16 Permalink

For this small settlement amount and the fact that the judges work for the company (govt) being sued; very few attorneys will represent these women.

Why the number of women who complain, far out number the number who ever get their case heard. Plus most get the “you’ll never work again” threat. A threat they have all the power and means to fulfill. See Geo Stephanopolous video of him in WH war room telling a complaining woman just that.

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DownWithYogaPants StarGate Tue, 11/21/2017 - 10:37 Permalink

Yeah but now it will be considered sexual harassment if you talk to a woman..........and if she is pretty if you look at her it will be verboten. Good god U.S. women already run the place and their the female neurotic tendencies are getting amplified like when a dog is running the show in the home.  Is this not more of the split heterosexual women and men apart from one another? Yes it is.Is this a new technology called the cock-block-chain?

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fleur de lis BandGap Tue, 11/21/2017 - 15:51 Permalink

That obnoxius Rahm Emmanuel is uncharacteristically quiet through all of this.Rarely does a Bolshevik lout the likes of him stay quiet when there is a political feeding frenzy.He has managed to stay off the radar and there is no radar technician who will seek him out.No matter.Any women foolish enough to get mixed up with him, or with the graet misfortune to be drawn into his web have been long since dealt with, one way or another.

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otschelnik Tue, 11/21/2017 - 02:00 Permalink

The anti-misogynist party and lame stream media is being outed.  Stock full of 'em.  What a surprise.Let's hope that they'll be forced to pursue truthiness in other spheres: like admit that whitey can't be blamed for all problems of black people, that just because lefties always support the victims and oppressed doesn't make them morally superior, that the left isn't any more intelligent than the right.  Stuff like that. 

OCnStiggs otschelnik Tue, 11/21/2017 - 02:14 Permalink

Maybe the introspection has begun. But will it last? Or will they return to the "ends justify the means" like they always do? What will it take to finally turn off their base? 11/18/opinion/sunday/what-if- ken-starr-was-right.html?src= trending&module=Ribbon& version=origin®ion=Header& action=click& contentCollection=Trending& pgtype=article

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otschelnik OCnStiggs Tue, 11/21/2017 - 03:28 Permalink

Yea I read that NYT article which was blogged from drudgereport.  I haven't read NYT for 12-15 years, and when I saw it I nearly fell out of my chair.  Would like to think that the introspection has begun and maybe we can move to a rational dialogue in our country.  But expect that the lame stream readership is falling and the tide of public opinion is coming in so fast that the lame-stream-elitist-cultural-marxists see that they they can't plug the dam with their fingers anymore. 

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Handful of Dust otschelnik Tue, 11/21/2017 - 06:27 Permalink

Thrush worked for the New York Slime. Remember who Thrush is? Thrush is the guy that emailed John Podesta for his approval of articles about the Clinton campaign. Thrush even wrote "I am such a hack", and "please don't tell anyone".This is all in Podesta's emails on Wikileaks. Thrush worked for Politico at the time (the official press agency for the DNC), and what did they do? Nothing at all.You would think after that, Thrush would be persona non grata at "legitimate" news agencies. But, you might be wrong -- the NY Times hired him.

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OCnStiggs Tue, 11/21/2017 - 02:11 Permalink

Do you think these guys would be outed if Hillary was president?And some say Steve Bannon is all bluster. Just wait, the real bombshells are just around the corner. The rumors about pedophiles throughout the MSM and Hollywood are about to explode into the uncomfortable light of day. No wonder rumors are swirling that Trump is at Quantico surrounded by Marines. The Deep State is out for blood but it looks like the bloodletting will be theirs.I am so glad to hear Flake and McCain helped cover for this guy. May they rot in hell on earth for the remained of their lives and then go to the real hell.MAGA!

lakecity55 OCnStiggs Tue, 11/21/2017 - 04:15 Permalink

"Foghorn Leghorn, reporting for BartBright news, revealed today shocking evidence of McPain's collection of underage male lovers.'This explains why he consistently votes against his fellow Americans' interests,' Leghorn said. 'But many of the boys, now young men, said he voted the way he did simply because he was a total asshole.'"McPain, recovering from frontal lobe surgery due to a tumor, was unavailable for comment. He is scheduled to vote next week on a big Senate Sex Harassment Bill. 

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Setarcos Tue, 11/21/2017 - 03:41 Permalink

Well, well, well.  I have a tale to tell about Conyers too, though it ain't sexual, just another form of sleaze or corruption.  You decide.About 12-14 years ago I became a member of John Conyers blog and, as an Australian, got encouraged to give my perspectives and thanked for them ... getting described as "a valued member".  Then another member mentioned Israel in a mildly critical way and got immediately banned.Back then I did not know much about the Israel/Zionist lobby, so I naively asked what was wrong about criticizing Israel.  So I too got banned without recourse, but the SOB kept on sending me begging emails for months, i.e. for financial contributions ... perhaps he needed them to help defray the costs of sexual predation.  Nothing would now surprize me about any politician, including here in Australia.

jeff montanye Setarcos Tue, 11/21/2017 - 06:35 Permalink

well rupert murdoch, a committed zionist although a goy (non jew) ostensibly (timmy geithner is episopalian) does own a newspaper or two there.Australia[edit]News Corp AustraliaMetropolitan newspapers, magazines and news distribution channels[edit]National[edit]The Australian including weekly insert magazine The Deal and monthly insert magazine (wish)[3]The Weekend Australian including insert magazine The Weekend Australian Magazine[4]Australian Associated Press (45%) National online news websiteNew South Wales[edit]The Daily Telegraph[5]The Sunday Telegraph including insert magazine sundaymagazine[6]Victoria[edit]Herald Sun[7]Sunday Herald Sun including insert magazine sundaymagazine[8]Lions RawQueensland[edit]The Courier-Mail including weekly insert magazine QWeekend[9]The Sunday Mail[10]Brisbane News[11]South Australia[edit]The Advertiser including the monthly insert the Adelaide* magazine[12]Sunday Mail[13]Western Australia[edit]The Sunday Times[14]Tasmania[edit]The Mercury[15]The Sunday Tasmanian[16]Northern Territory[edit]Northern Territory News[17]Sunday Territorian[18]Community suburban newspapers[edit]Sydney[edit]Cumberland/Courier (NSW) newspapers[19]Blacktown AdvocateCanterbury-Bankstown ExpressCentralCentral Coast Express AdvocateFairfield AdvanceHills Shire TimesHornsby and Upper North Shore AdvocateInner West CourierLiverpool LeaderMacarthur ChronicleMt Druitt-St Marys StandardNINETOFIVENorth Shore TimesNorthern District TimesNORTHSIDEParramatta AdvertiserPenrith PressRouse Hill TimesSouthern CourierThe Manly DailyThe Mosman DailyVillage Voice BalmainWentworth CourierMelbourne[edit]Leader (Vic) newspapers[20]Bayside LeaderBerwick/Pakenham Cardinia LeaderBrimbank LeaderCaulfield Glen Eira/Port Philip LeaderCranbourne LeaderDandenong/Springvale Dandenong LeaderDiamond Valley LeaderFrankston Standard/Hastings LeaderFree Press LeaderHeidelberg LeaderHobsons Bay LeaderHume LeaderKnox LeaderLilydale & Yarra Valley LeaderManningham LeaderMaribyrnong LeaderMaroondah LeaderMelbourne LeaderMelton/Moorabool LeaderMoonee Valley LeaderMoorabbin Kingston/Moorabbin Glen Eira LeaderMordialloc Chelsea LeaderMoreland LeaderMornington Peninsula LeaderNorthcote LeaderPreston LeaderProgress LeaderStonnington LeaderSunbury/Macedon Ranges LeaderWaverley/Oakleigh Monash LeaderWhitehorse LeaderWhittlesea LeaderWyndham LeaderBrisbane[edit]Quest (QLD) newspapers[21]Albert & Logan News (Fri)Albert & Logan News (Wed)Caboolture Shire HeraldCaloundra JournalCity NewsCity North NewsCity South NewsIpswich NewsLogan West LeaderMaroochy JournalNorth-West NewsNorthern TimesNorthside ChroniclePine Rivers Press/North Lakes TimesRedcliffe and Bayside HeraldSouth-East AdvertiserSouth-West News/Springfield NewsSouthern StarThe Noosa JournalweekenderWestside NewsWynnum HeraldWeekender Essential Sunshine CoastAdelaide[edit]Messenger (SA) newspapers[22]Adelaide MattersCity MessengerCity North MessengerEast Torrens MessengerEastern Courier MessengerGuardian MessengerHills & Valley MessengerLeader MessengerNews Review MessengerPortside MessengerSouthern Times MessengerWeekly Times MessengerPerth[edit]Community (WA) newspapers[23] (50.1%)AdvocateCanning TimesComment NewsEastern ReporterFremantle-Cockburn GazetteGuardian ExpressHills-Avon Valley GazetteJoondalup-Wanneroo TimesMandurah Coastal / Pinjarra Murray TimesMelville TimesMidland-Kalamunda ReporterNorth Coast TimesSouthern GazetteStirling TimesWeekend-Kwinana CourierWeekenderWestern Suburbs WeeklyDarwin[edit]Sun (NT) newspapers[24]Darwin SunLitchfield SunPalmerston SunRegional and rural newspapers[edit]New South Wales[edit]Tweed Sun'Victoria[edit]EchoGeelong AdvertiserGeelongNEWSThe Weekly TimesQueensland[edit]Bowen IndependentBurdiken AdvocateCairns SunGold Coast BulletinGold Coast SunHerbert River ExpressHome Hill ObserverInnisfail AdvocateNorthern MinerPort Douglas & Mossman GazetteTablelander – AthertonTablelands AdvertiserThe Cairns PostThe Noosa NewsTownsville BulletinTownsville SunweekenderTasmania[edit]Derwent Valley GazetteTasmanian CountryNorthern Territory[edit]Centralian Advocate

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Setarcos jeff montanye Tue, 11/21/2017 - 07:41 Permalink

What's new?  What is your point for listing all those Murdoch rags which hardly anyone in Australia cares about, let alone everyone else in the World.Of interest, for those who don't know, is that during the early 1970s Murdoch spearheaded a CIA soft coup, which unseated the Whitlam Government ... part of the reason being that Whitlam wanted to shut US military bases.

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gespiri Tue, 11/21/2017 - 05:37 Permalink

At 88 YEARS OLD, he should be put in a "home" or EUTHANIZED.  Why is there no retirement age for these lizards in Congress but there is in corporate?

toocrazy2yoo Tue, 11/21/2017 - 05:52 Permalink

I can't believe waves of intern-chicks that for decades rotated in and out of DC on 6-week stints on the Hill as temp-staff haven't come forward. They are the meat on the bone, the REWARD that comes with prominence on the Hill. They would interview them based on looks. It was a big joke. I was their phone guy back then, it was all routine. They were a harem for Bill, George Stephanopoulis and James Carville, another reptilian when the Clintons started the DLC back in the late 80s. Many, MANY intern chicks were raped, fondled and subjected to sex they hadn't intended to give, they'd throw parties in Potomac Md. and Tyson's Corner and Mclean in these huge mansions, they'd be filled with intern-chicks. The parties, drugs, hookers, the limos and the best of everything and the youngest, sweetest peices of ass anywhere were the college interns, the freshman chicks, on-staff.It all accelerated when the Clintons got in, it was a grand time, really.Anywhere, where the hell are all the intern chicks to claim THEIR bounty-for-long-distant-booty given? These broads coming out of the woodwork have no stories to tell compared to what happened to college interns fresh out of High School for DECADES. Once I hear a story with the word "intern", you may consider that what we think is depravity today is really routine and the New Depravity will take your breath. Just watch. Somewhere, Gloria Alred is searching intern lists for a settlement, errrr, social justice.