John Conyers to announce future plans Tuesday morning: attorney

- Michigan congressman John Conyers, the long-term congressman who faces allegations of sexual harassment from several women who once worked for him, will make an announcement Tuesday morning, according to his attorney.

Arnold Reed said late Monday afternoon that he had just finished speaking with Conyers and that "We will make an announcement tomorrow at 10:15 a.m. on the Mildred Gaddis show #102.7 FM".

On Monday, dozens rallied in Detroit in support of the 27-term congressman. 

The House Ethics Committee is investigating allegations of harassment and inappropriate touching by women who once worked for Conyers, including claims by Marion Brown who could testify later this week before the committee. 

Last month, BuzzFeed News reported that Conyers had settled a complaint in 2015 from a woman who alleged she was fired because she rejected his sexual advances. BuzzFeed reported that Conyers' office paid the woman more than $27,000 in the confidential settlement. 

Brown, 61, later publicly identified herself as filing the complaint and said the congressman propositioned her for sex multiple times over more than a decade.

BuzzFeed also published affidavits from former staff members who said they had witnessed Conyers touching female staffers inappropriately or requesting sexual favors.

Conyers denies the allegations and will fight them, according to his attorney Arnold Reed.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and a number of other colleagues in the House have called for the 88-year-old Detroit Democrat to step down.

Prominent clergy, Detroit elected leaders and community activists said Monday that they will go to the White House and U.S. House of Representatives -- if necessary -- to demand due process for Rep. John Conyers who faces allegations of sexual harassment from several women who once worked for him.

Dozens of men and women came out in support of Conyers demanding due process for the civil rights leader and long-time congressman at Hartford Memorial Baptist Church.

"John Conyers has spent over 50 years protecting the rights of everyone in this country," Wayne County Executive Warren Evans.

"When you have a president who is a racist and islamaphobe there is nobody that i want representing me other than John Conyers," Wayne County Commissioner Nasser Beydoun

The Associated Press contributed to this article

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