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Woman Who Accused Rep. Conyers Wants to Be Released From Confidentiality Deal

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By    |   Sunday, 26 November 2017 07:13 PM

The woman who settled a sexual harassment claim with Rep. John Conyers, D-Michigan, is demanding to be released from the confidentiality agreement she signed, Law & Crime reported on Sunday.

"We call upon Mr. Conyers and the Office of Compliance to release my client from her confidentiality agreement so that she may have a voice to tell her own story," said her attorney Lisa Bloom in a statement. "Basic fairness and decency dictate that if Mr. Conyers can speak publicly about the matter, the woman should be free to do so as well."

Even with the confidentiality agreement, the woman can still speak out if subpoenaed, for example, by the House Ethics Committee, Bloom said.

The woman, who remains anonymous, reached a $27,000 taxpayer-funded settlement with Conyers in 2015. She said that he fired her after she turned down his sexual advances, BuzzFeed reported earlier this week.

Conyers, who is a 27-term congressman, resigned as the ranking Democratic member of the House Judiciary Committee on Sunday, following the accusations of sexual harassment, NBC News reported.

He denied the allegations, but said that he was stepping down due to the ongoing House Ethics Committee investigation.

"I deny these allegations, many of which were raised by documents reportedly paid for by a partisan alt-right blogger," Conyers said in a statement. "I very much look forward to vindicating myself and my family before the House Committee on Ethics."

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"We call upon Mr. Conyers and the Office of Compliance to release my client from her confidentiality agreement so that she may have a voice to tell her own story," said her attorney Lisa Bloom.
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