Rally for John Conyers for due process amid sexual harassment allegations

Posted at 5:12 PM, Dec 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-04 17:12:52-05

A rally for Detroit Congressman John Conyers drew about 200 people on Monday afternoon. The message was strong to those who have called on Conyers to resign, “We are here for due process,” said Reverend Wendell Anthony of the Detroit Chapter of the NAACP.


“In Detroit, we fight back. In Detroit, we fight back,” declared Sam Riddle activist and member of the Detroit Chapter of the National Action Network.


Conyers has been accused of sexual harassment by three women who worked for him. That includes Marion Brown, who was paid a settlement of $27,000 in her case. Through her attorney Lisa Bloom, she wants to testify to the Ethics Committee in Washington. 


State Rep. Sherry Gay-Dagnogo organized the rally and tells 7 Action News that Monica Conyers, the outspoken wife of the Congressman was invited to the rally. 

“We had talked, texted, she expressed a desire to be here. But I told her if you need to be with the Congressman, we have this," Gay-Dagnogo said.


Attorney Arnold Reed said on Friday he would meet with the Congressman this past weekend to discuss the future and a possible resignation, but no word on what has been decided. 


Conyers is 88 years old and the longest serving member of the U. S. House. He was hospitalized last week with stress issues, but it has not been said publicly what his condition is now.