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 ConyersConservative activist disrupts campaign event for Muslim candidates Michigan Dems elect state's first all-female statewide ticket for midterms Record numbers of women nominated for governor, Congress 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 PelosiPelosi calls on Ryan to bring long-term Violence Against Women Act to floor Dems' confidence swells with midterms fast approaching GOP: The economy will shield us from blue wave MORE (D-Calif.) and Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanPelosi calls on Ryan to bring long-term Violence Against Women Act to floor Juan Williams: America warms up to socialism Jordan hits campaign trail amid bid for Speaker 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.