Ex-Conyers spokesman: Most of us have walked in on him changing in his office

Ex-Conyers spokesman: Most of us have walked in on him changing in his office
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A former aide to Rep. John ConyersJohn James ConyersSexual assault is not a game — stop using women to score political points Congressional Ethics committees are the wrong place to settle harassment and discrimination claims Conservative activist disrupts campaign event for Muslim candidates MORE Jr. (D-Mich.) said Tuesday that the congressman, who is facing multiple allegations of sexual misconduct, would often change clothes in his office, where staffers have walked in on him.

Bob Weiner, a former spokesman for Conyers, said the congressman’s closet is inside his office, and he would change clothes there as a result, according to multiple reports.

“Big deal,” Weiner said of some staffers walking in on him.

Conyers is facing multiple allegations of harassment, including claims that he made unwanted sexual advances.

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Also among the allegations is a claim from ethics lawyer Melanie Sloan, who told The Washington Post last week that Conyers at one point asked her to come to his office at the Rayburn House Office Building. When she walked in, he was in his underwear, she said.

Conyers has denied previous allegations, first reported by BuzzFeed News last week, but after days of pressure, he announced Sunday he would step down as the top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee.

The Ethics Committee last week said it opened an investigation into the allegations against Conyers. 

The Congressional Black Caucus, of which Conyers is a founding member, is reportedly trying to convince him to resign.