The Federal Housing Finance Company worker who accused director Mel Watt of sexual harassment has been invited to testify at a congressional listening to on oversight of the company on Thursday.
Workers for almost all and minority of the Home Monetary Companies Committee will meet this afternoon with Simone Grimes, the lady who this summer time accused Watt of repeated sexual advances throughout conversations about her job and wage issues, a committee spokeswoman stated.
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Committee Rating Member Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) on Monday stated Grimes must be allowed to talk, in a letter to Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas).
“The Committee had been in touch with Ms. Grimes’ lawyer previous to the Rating Member’s letter and requested she are available to fulfill with employees to current her claims and supporting proof — as is our common follow for anybody making claims of this nature,” Hensarling spokeswoman Sarah Flaim stated in an electronic mail right now.
“She is predicted to fulfill with majority and minority employees this afternoon and has been invited to testify on Thursday pending the assembly with employees,” Flaim stated.
Grimes, who was alerted by POLITICO this morning to Waters’ request, stated she is “100 % keen” to testify.
Watt oversees Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the nation’s dominant mortgage-financing firms.