Metts corruption abounds: secret effort to hide sexual harassment settlement just like Congress

Metts corruption abounds: secret effort to hide sexual harassment settlement just like Congress

New Caney, December 6 – The corruption of Montgomery County Precinct 4 JP James Metts is rampant, as he has become the symbol of the sexual harassment of County employees that the political establishment condones. The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, has discovered a substantial effort to cover up Metts’ sexual harassment settlement with […]

US Rep. John Conyers announces he’s retiring today; hopefully Montgomery County JP Metts will follow his lead

DETROIT and NEW CANEY, December 5 — U.S. Rep. John Conyers — beset with allegations of sexual harassment by former staff members — announced his retirement Tuesday, bringing to an end a more than five-decade run in the House.James Metts, the beleaguered Montgomery County Justice of the Peace, Precinct 4, who has become the “poster […]

Relative: Rep. Conyers won’t seek re-election due to health

BC-US–Congress-Sexual Misconduct-Conyers,3rd Ld-Writethru Dec 05, 2017 6:40AM (GMT 12:40) – 597 words By COREY WILLIAMS ,  Associated Press Eds: Rewrites with New approach. Adds quotes. Edits summary. Edits to conform. Links video. Adds tagline. Will be updated. Radio interview is expected to start at 10:15 a.m. EST. With AP Photos. AP Video. DETROIT (AP) — […]

AP Source: GOP Congressman used public funds to settle sexual harassment claim

By JULIET LINDERMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Rep. Blake Farenthold of Texas used taxpayer money to settle a sexual harassment claim brought by his former spokeswoman, according to an aide with knowledge of the settlement. Lauren Greene is a former communications director in the congressman’s office. She alleged in a 2014 federal lawsuit that […]

Accusers face risks in breaking nondisclosure agreements

BC-US–Sexual Misconduct-Confidentiality Dec 01, 2017 12:14AM (GMT 06:14) – 1047 words By MICHAEL TARM ,  AP Legal Affairs Writer Eds: With AP Photos. CHICAGO (AP) — Details of alleged sexual assaults by Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, comedian Bill Cosby and other famous figures are now widely known in part because several accusers did something they […]

Nancy Pelosi calls on Conyers to resign amid sex allegations

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top Democrat in the House on Thursday called on Michigan Rep. John Conyers to resign in the face of multiple accusations of sexual misconduct against the longest-serving member of the House. “The allegations against Congressman Conyers, as we have learned more since Sunday, are serious, disappointing and very credible. It’s very […]

Lauer says repairing damage is full-time job

BC-US–Sexual Misconduct-Lauer,2nd Ld-Writethru Nov 30, 2017 7:08AM (GMT 13:08) – 909 words By DAVID BAUDER ,  AP Media Writer Eds: Adds Lauer’s statement. NEW YORK (AP) — Former “Today” show host Matt Lauer, fired for sexual misconduct, said Thursday that repairing the damage that he has caused is now his full-time job. Lauer’s first public […]

Editorial: East Montgomery County deserves better than Metts as a JP or Commissioner, while the entire County government needs sexual harassment reform

ERIC YOLLICK*, The Golden Hammer It’s time for Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace James Metts to go. The people of East Montgomery County deserve a lot better. Sexual harassment and sexual misconduct are nothing short of an abuse of power. That’s what we’re seeing with the cases of Harvey Weinstein, Al Franken, Bill O’Reilly, Matt […]

Growing pressure on Conyers to resign after new accusations

BC-US–Congress-Sexual Misconduct-Conyers,2nd Ld-Writethru Nov 29, 2017 7:17AM (GMT 13:17) – 838 words By COREY WILLIAMS ,  Associated Press Eds: Adds comments from Conyers’ son. DETROIT (AP) — Pressure from fellow Democrats grew for Michigan Rep. John Conyers to resign after a former staffer said the longest-serving member of the House made unwanted sexual advances that […]

NBC News fires Matt Lauer over inappropriate sexual behavior

BC-US–Sexual Misconduct-Lauer,3rd Ld-Writethru Nov 29, 2017 7:02AM (GMT 13:02) – 398 words By DAVID BAUDER ,  AP Media Writer Eds: Stands as writethru to BC-US–Matt Lauer Fired. Links photo. Will be updated. With AP Photos. NEW YORK (AP) — NBC News has fired longtime “Today” show host Matt Lauer for “inappropriate sexual behavior,” making him […]