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Grubbs came forward as Conyers is expected to speak on a Detroit radio show Tuesday about his future.

He said he's endorsing his son, John Conyers III, to replace him in Congress. Conyers faced calls to resign following reports that he reached a $27,000 settlement with a former aide who said she was sacked for rejecting his sexual advances.

Conyers" attorney Arnold Reed told the Detroit Free Press the new allegations from Grubbs are "another instance of tomfoolery from the mouth of Harvey Weinstein's attorney'.

But following the mounting allegations of sexual harassment, he has faced growing calls to resign from colleagues in the House, including House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi.

Conyers said in the interview that this in no way will tarnish his legacy.

"I was startled and sprang to my feet and exclaimed, 'He just ran his hand up my thigh!' Other staffers witnessed the event", Elisa Grubbs said in an affidavit.

The House Ethics Committee - with authority to recommend any action up to expulsion - had launched an investigation against Conyers, but that was nullified once he left office on Tuesday.




'The allegations against congressman Conyers as we have learned more since Sunday are serious, disappointing and very credible, ' said Pelosi, a California representative who notably did not call for Conyers to go during a Sunday appearance on NBC's 'Meet the Press'.

Buzzfeed News reported on November 20 that Conyers had settled a complaint in 2015 from a woman who alleged she was sacked from his Washington staff because she rejected his sexual advances. Conyers, 88, was hospitalized last week for a stress-related illness after returning home from Washington, D.C. Moore has been accused of sexual misconduct by nine women, several of whom were teenagers at the time, and one of whom was just 14. Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan has also urged Conyers to step down.

His lawyer earlier said on Twitter that Conyers would make an announcement at 10:15 a.m.

"Whatever (the allegations) are, they are not accurate", he said. Such behavior "was a regular part of life while working in the office of Rep. Conyers", she said.

Following these accusations, House minority leader Nanci Pelosi eventually asked Conyers to step down, as did Rep. James E. Clyburn. Al Franken (D-MN). Last week, Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-TX) was also publicly named as the first sitting member of Congress known to have used a little-known Congressional account to settle an $84,000 sexual harassment claim brought by his former communications director in 2015.

Conyers has denied the allegations of sexual misconduct.

Conyers has already stepped down from his leadership position as ranking member on the House Judiciary Committee late last month.

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