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Former intern for John Conyers claims ex-congressman once threatened her life

U.S. Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

On Tuesday, Courtney Morse, former intern for longtime congressman John Conyers who resigned amid sexual harassment allegations on Tuesday, became the latest among a string of women to accuse the congressman of misconduct. Morse — who was 20 at the time of the alleged incident—spoke to The Washington Post about her experience and how she believes the former congressman’s decision to resign was motivated by a desire to escape further judgment.

“I thought it was odd that he was driving home an intern. It was out of the way, so it wasn’t convenient,” Morse explained. According to her account, Conyers had volunteered to drive her home one evening and once they arrived at her home, proceeded to proposition her. When she rejected his advances, Morse said Conyers issued what she perceived to be a veiled threat by casually bringing up the then recent disappearance of federal intern Chandra Levy.  

Morse’s account has been corroborated by Matthew Salomon, with whose family she stayed with for the duration of her internship. Salomon — who witnessed the encounter — said that he approached the car to confront Conyers but claimed the congressman drove away.

Read the full story at The Washington Post.


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