DETROIT (AP) – A proposed federal lawsuit shows a former scheduler alleged sexual harassment, retaliation and a hostile work environment against U.S. Rep. John Conyers.
The woman claimed in the proposed filing from February that the 88-year-old Michigan Democrat began making sexual advances and inappropriate comments shortly after she was hired in 2015.READ MORE: Dallas County Sheriff's Department Investigating Fatal Accident On I-30
She also said Conyers blew kisses when “others’ backs were turned” and would “rub her shoulders, kiss her forehead and attempt to hold her hand.”
The woman wanted to file a lawsuit under seal to avoid embarrassing Conyers, but a judge denied the request. No further action has been taken since March.READ MORE: Relatively Boring Week Ahead Weather-wise, But Could We See A Few Snowflakes?
Conyers’ office said in an email Tuesday night to The Associated Press that “the former staffer voluntarily decided to drop the case.”
A message left at the number listed for the woman was not immediately returned.MORE NEWS: 'A Step Towards Healing And Normalcy' Colleyville Synagogue Holds Services A Week After Hostage Standoff
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