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 ConyersVA could lead way for nation on lower drug pricing The Hill's 12:30 Report: Dems release first transcripts from impeachment probe witnesses Hispanic Caucus dedicates Day of the Dead altar to migrants who died in US custody 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 PelosiTrump passes Pence a dangerous buck Overnight Health Care — Presented by American Health Care Association — Trump taps Pence to lead coronavirus response | Trump accuses Pelosi of trying to create panic | CDC confirms case of 'unknown' origin | Schumer wants .5 billion in emergency funds Stone judge under pressure over calls for new trial MORE (D-Calif.) and Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanPaul Ryan says he disagrees with Romney's impeachment vote Trump doubles down on Neil Cavuto attacks: 'Will he get the same treatment as' Shep Smith? Trump lashes out at Fox News coverage: 'I won every one of my debates' 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.