New accuser says Conyers groped her in church

New accuser says Conyers groped her in church
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Another woman has come forward with sexual misconduct allegations against embattled Rep. John ConyersJohn James ConyersPortland activist stages ‘reparations happy hour’ Conyers III won't appear on primary ballot in race to replace his father Conyers's son in danger of missing ballot in Michigan MORE Jr. (D-Mich.).

The Detroit Free Press late Monday reported that Elisa Grubbs said she previously worked for Conyers and that she saw the congressman touch another one of his accusers, Marion Brown, inappropriately. Grubbs also claims Conyers groped her on one occasion in church. Brown is Grubbs’s cousin, the newspaper noted.

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"When Rep. Conyers inappropriately touched me like this," said Grubbs, as reported by the paper, "my eyes would pop out and I would be stunned in disbelief." 

Conyers last month stepped down from his position as the ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee after acknowledging that in 2015 he settled a wrongful dismissal complaint. The longtime congressman denied the sexual misconduct accusations against him, however.

Women have come forward with sexual misconduct allegations since the news of Conyers’s settlement first came to light. House Minority Leader Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D'Alesandro PelosiDems, health groups demand immigrant children be quickly reunited with families Hardline immigration bill fails in the House Pelosi: GOP immigration bill is 'a compromise with the devil' MORE (D-Calif.) and Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanPolitical figures pay tribute to Charles Krauthammer House approves five-year farm bill House postpones vote on compromise immigration bill MORE (R-Wis.) have both called on Conyers to step down amid the allegations.

The New York Times reported early Tuesday that Conyers is expected to announce on Tuesday that he will not run for reelection next year.