A former intern of now-retired Rep. John Conyers says that the Congressman brought up the case of a then-missing federal intern when she refused his sexual advances. She took it as a threat.
Courtney Morse says she was working as an intern in the officer when Conyers offered to drive her home. The drive, she noted, was out of his way.
Morse, then 20 and in college, agreed and soon found Conyers coming on to her.
As per WaPo:
Morse told The Post she quit her internship after Conyers drove her home from work one night, wrapped his hand around hers as it rested in her lap, and told her he was interested in a sexual relationship. When she rejected his advances, Morse said he brought up the then-developing investigation into the disappearance of former federal intern Chandra Levy.
“He said he had insider information on the case. I don’t know if he meant it to be threatening, but I took it that way,” Morse said in an interview. “I got out of the car and ran.”
Morse, now 36, thinks Conyers took the easy route by retiring without ever acknowledging what he had done.
“He doesn’t have to face an investigation now,” she told WaPo. “If he is vehemently denying he did anything, then it’s not about reconciling the issue. It’s about protecting his legacy.”