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A powerful senator harassed her. Here's why we didn't hear about it.

Posted by on Nov. 21, 2017 at 11:05 AM
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Michigan Rep. John Conyers, a Democrat and the longest-serving member of the House of Representatives, settled a wrongful dismissal complaint in 2015 with a former employee who alleged she was fired because she would not “succumb to [his] sexual advances.”

Documents from the complaint obtained by BuzzFeed News include four signed affidavits, three of which are notarized, from former staff members who allege that Conyers, the ranking Democrat on the powerful House Judiciary Committee, repeatedly made sexual advances to female staff that included requests for sex acts, contacting and transporting other women with whom they believed Conyers was having affairs, caressing their hands sexually, and rubbing their legs and backs in public. Four people involved with the case verified the documents are authentic.

I hope these records are now made public.

This is too long to post so here is the link.

https://www.buzzfeed.com/paulmcleod/she-complained-that-a-powerful-congressman-harassed-her?utm_term=.sgzN8xQB6#.lgm5KEQlL
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billsfan1104
by Emerald Member on Nov. 21, 2017 at 11:06 AM
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I was about to post this.

I read another article where over 17 million dollars have been paid by tax dollars for sexual harassment claims
GrayDuck41
by on Nov. 21, 2017 at 11:12 AM
Why does it have to be made public?
Why not accomplish their goals in private? Throw the guy out of his job or throw him in prison or fine him --- in private.
Our country seems to be turning into a " National Enquirer" show, with each day featuring a new sleazy episode and description of what each moron did to the woman.
I don't want to hear about it anymore.
When the first big thing was published about Harvey Weinstein and then Kevin Spacey, it was just too much . I'm glad they were exposed and punished but I would rather not have to read about it every day and read every pornographic detail.
I mean--who does? .
Carpy
by Emerald Member on Nov. 21, 2017 at 11:16 AM
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Because taxpayers are funding these settlements and the person is allowed to remain in congress and we never hear a thing about it. It's kept secret from we the people, who vote for these people and pay to shut up the victims. Does that sound like a good plan to you? Because it's the plan we unknowingly have.

Quoting GrayDuck41: Why does it have to be made public?
Why not accomplish their goals in private? Throw the guy out of his job or throw him in prison or fine him --- in private.
Our country seems to be turning into a " National Enquirer" show, with each day featuring a new sleazy episode and description of what each moron did to the woman.
I don't want to hear about it anymore.
billsfan1104
by Emerald Member on Nov. 21, 2017 at 11:20 AM
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Why does it have to be private. This is why they got away with so much. Because people like you don’t want to hear about it. Just let it go away. It didn’t go away.
Over 17 million dollars were paid out by our government because of sexual harassment claims made agaisnt congress and the senate.


Quoting GrayDuck41: Why does it have to be made public?
Why not accomplish their goals in private? Throw the guy out of his job or throw him in prison or fine him --- in private.
Our country seems to be turning into a " National Enquirer" show, with each day featuring a new sleazy episode and description of what each moron did to the woman.
I don't want to hear about it anymore.
When the first big thing was published about Harvey Weinstein and then Kevin Spacey, it was just too much . I'm glad they were exposed and punished but I would rather not have to read about it every day and read every pornographic detail.
I mean--who does? .
GrayDuck41
by on Nov. 21, 2017 at 11:21 AM
Since we pay for it we have to hear all the details? Money money money?

The people who are in charge , those in government who find out about the complaints from the women who have been victimized and they will deal out the punishment. They're the only ones who need to know.
They only make it all public to make money off of it, They make it public so people will drool over it. I don't want to know.


Quoting Carpy: Because taxpayers are funding these settlements and the person is allowed to remain in congress and we never hear a thing about it. It's kept secret from we the people, who vote for these people and pay to shut up the victims. Does that sound like a good plan to you? Because it's the plan we unknowingly have.
Quoting GrayDuck41: Why does it have to be made public?

Why not accomplish their goals in private? Throw the guy out of his job or throw him in prison or fine him --- in private.

Our country seems to be turning into a " National Enquirer" show, with each day featuring a new sleazy episode and description of what each moron did to the woman.

I don't want to hear about it anymore.
Carpy
by Emerald Member on Nov. 21, 2017 at 11:23 AM
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Did I say we need it written out with every single detail reading like a story in hustler?

Quoting GrayDuck41: Since we pay for it we have to hear all the details? Money money money?

The people who are in charge , those in government who find out about the complaints from the women who have been victimized and they will deal out the punishment. They're the only ones who need to know.
They only make it all public to make money off of it, They make it public so people will drool over it. I don't want to know.


Quoting Carpy: Because taxpayers are funding these settlements and the person is allowed to remain in congress and we never hear a thing about it. It's kept secret from we the people, who vote for these people and pay to shut up the victims. Does that sound like a good plan to you? Because it's the plan we unknowingly have.
Quoting GrayDuck41: Why does it have to be made public?
Why not accomplish their goals in private? Throw the guy out of his job or throw him in prison or fine him --- in private.
Our country seems to be turning into a " National Enquirer" show, with each day featuring a new sleazy episode and description of what each moron did to the woman.
I don't want to hear about it anymore.
billsfan1104
by Emerald Member on Nov. 21, 2017 at 11:26 AM
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We should know of the settlement. We don’t need to know the details, but I want to know if my congressman sexuallly harasses soemone.

Quoting GrayDuck41: Since we pay for it we have to hear all the details? Money money money?

The people who are in charge , those in government who find out about the complaints from the women who have been victimized and they will deal out the punishment. They're the only ones who need to know.
They only make it all public to make money off of it, They make it public so people will drool over it. I don't want to know.


Quoting Carpy: Because taxpayers are funding these settlements and the person is allowed to remain in congress and we never hear a thing about it. It's kept secret from we the people, who vote for these people and pay to shut up the victims. Does that sound like a good plan to you? Because it's the plan we unknowingly have.
Quoting GrayDuck41: Why does it have to be made public?
Why not accomplish their goals in private? Throw the guy out of his job or throw him in prison or fine him --- in private.
Our country seems to be turning into a " National Enquirer" show, with each day featuring a new sleazy episode and description of what each moron did to the woman.
I don't want to hear about it anymore.
GrayDuck41
by on Nov. 21, 2017 at 11:27 AM
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I want the sexual predators , those who have been accused , to be investigated, tried and and fined and kicked out, punished.
But it's published by the Media for ratings and sensationalism-- put out by the Media to make money . It's in every news show, in magazines. . It's now " entertainment ". It is completely unnecessary.
The men who are accused will still be punished.


Quoting billsfan1104: Why does it have to be private. This is why they got away with so much. Because people like you don�t want to hear about it. Just let it go away. It didn�t go away.

Over 17 million dollars were paid out by our government because of sexual harassment claims made agaisnt congress and the senate.

Quoting GrayDuck41: Why does it have to be made public?

Why not accomplish their goals in private? Throw the guy out of his job or throw him in prison or fine him --- in private.

Our country seems to be turning into a " National Enquirer" show, with each day featuring a new sleazy episode and description of what each moron did to the woman.

I don't want to hear about it anymore.

When the first big thing was published about Harvey Weinstein and then Kevin Spacey, it was just too much . I'm glad they were exposed and punished but I would rather not have to read about it every day and read every pornographic detail.

I mean--who does? .
SuG4
by Firestarter on Nov. 21, 2017 at 11:34 AM
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Looks like the system works...... sometimes!
Carpy
by Emerald Member on Nov. 21, 2017 at 11:36 AM
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There's more.

Quoting SuG4: Looks like the system works...... sometimes!
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