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 ConyersWoman accuses New York state senator of sexual misconduct Dissatisfaction with position of women in US hits new high Republicans on the run: Retirements could be trouble for Trump and party 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 PelosiDemocrats search for 51st net neutrality vote Hoyer suggests Dems won't support spending bill without DACA fix Trump’s first year in office was the year of the woman MORE (D-Calif.) and Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanGOP leaders pitch children's health funding in plan to avert shutdown Lawmakers see shutdown’s odds rising Fix what we’ve got and make Medicare right this year 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.