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Rep. John Conyers Settled Sexual Harassment, Dismissal Complaint

In 2015, Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) settled a wrongful dismissal complaint filed by a former employee who said she was fired after refusing to “succumb” to Conyers’ “sexual advances,” BuzzFeed News reports. The woman, who asked to remain anonymous because she was afraid of retaliation, said she complained in 2014 to Congress’ Office of Compliance, and ultimately signed a confidentiality agreement in exchange for a settlement of $27,111.75, which came from Conyers’ office budget. Conyers admitted no fault as part of the settlement, BuzzFeed News reports. His office did not respond to BuzzFeed News’ requests for comment.

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