Woman says Conyers groped her while they were in church

Woman says Conyers groped her while they were in church
John Conyers (Image: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – Yeah, but he’s announced he isn’t running for re-election, so it doesn’t count.]

A woman who says she worked for U.S. Rep. John Conyers for more than a decade says he slid his hand up her skirt and rubbed her thighs while she was sitting next to him in the front row of a church.

Elisa Grubbs made the allegation in an affidavit released late Monday by her attorney, Lisa Bloom. Grubbs is the cousin of another accuser, Marion Brown, who reached a confidential settlement with Conyers over sexual harassment allegations but broke a confidentiality agreement to speak publicly last week.

Bloom posted Grubbs’ affidavit on Twitter and confirmed to The Associated Press that it was genuine.

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The new details of the allegation emerged as Conyers is expected to speak on a Detroit radio show Tuesday morning about his political future, according to his attorney, Arnold Reed. The 88-year-old Democrat is the longest-serving current House member.

Conyers returned to Detroit from Washington last week and was hospitalized on Wednesday after complaining of feeling light-headed.

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