Michigan Rep. John Conyers was hospitalized due to ‘stress’
He is the subject of multiple sexual harassment complaints
Two Democratic colleagues have called on him to resign Fellow Black Caucus members are also urging him to make a decision on his career
Conyers was revealed to have paid an accuser who accused him of sexual harassment from offie funds
Marion Brown spoke out about allegations on Today Show Thursday, thus violating her nondisclosure agreement after her 2015 settlement
Brown, a single mom-of-two and grandmother, worked for Rep John Conyers for 11 years until her firing
She alleged that Conyers, who is married, stripped down to his underwear in a Chicago hotel room in 2005 and told her to touch his genitals and ‘satisfy’ him
Brown alleged that Conyers repeatedly propositioned her for sex, touched and ‘violated’ her in ways that she said made her ‘uncomfortable’
Conyers, 88, longest-serving member of the House, has denied any wrongdoing and said through his lawyer that he will not resign
Conyers is facing an Ethics Committee probe
By SNEJANA FARBEROV
30 November 2017
Michigan representative John Conyers was hospitalized Thursday morning for stress as he weathers a sexual harassment scandal and faces pressure to end his 50-year career in Congress.
Conyers, 88, was rushed to a hospital just as a former aide broke her silence for the first time and spoke on the record about her accusations Conyers sexually harassed her.
Conyers’ family say the veteran lawmaker is suffering from stress-related illness.
Sam Riddle, a political consultant, told WDIV channel 4, ‘I just spoke with Monica Conyers on the phone and we want you to know that the congressman is resting comfortably in an area hospital. He’s doing OK, as well as he can be expected for a gentleman that’s approaching 90 years of age.’.
‘The congressman’s health is not what it should be and lot of that is directly attributable to this media assault,’ The Hill reported.
‘He won’t be coming out’ to address reporters, Riddle said.
‘His wife Monica is by his side,’ said Riddle, who said he works with Monica Conyers.
‘These serial accusers have done this before. We’re used to it. We don’t condone sexual harassment on any level.But we hope that you will pray for the congressman’s good health and we hope and we hope that you will also understand that there is a bitter double edged sword to those that would accuse especially, when they’re serial accusers,’ Riddle told reporters at the hospital.
He called for the media to spend its time going after ‘known pedophiles,’ crash the White House Christmas party to research President Trump’s accusers, and ‘leave congressman Conyers alone.’
Conyers, who House minority leader Nancy Pelosi called an ‘icon’ on Sunday, was forced to step down from the top Democratic spot on the Judiciary Committee this week while facing mounting harassment allegations.
Fellow Democrats in the Congressional Black Caucus privately urging him to resign from the House of Representatives.