John Conyers stands down as the ranking Democrat on the United States House Committee on the Judiciary following a series of sexual harassment allegations.
Conyers says he 'cannot in good conscience' allow the charges to be an undue distraction to his House colleagues while a congressional investigation continues
- The Globe and Mail
- U.S. Representative John Conyers (D-Mich.) steps down amid allegations of sexual harassment.
- The legal challenge to President George W. Bush's ratification of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 ("Conyers v. Bush") led by United States Congressman and member of the House Judiciary Committee John Conyers (together with ten other representatives of the House of Representatives) is dismissed due to lack of standing
- United States Senator Al Franken resigns amid sexual harassment allegations.
- American film producer Harvey Weinstein (including "Pulp Fiction", "Clerks", "The Crying Game", and "Sex, Lies, and Videotape") answers allegations made by a report in "The New York Times" that he had settled eight sexual harassment claims made over three decades. Multiple Democratic recipients of Weinstein's political donations give the funds to women's charities.
- President Donald Trump, siding with Democrats, reaches a deal with congressional leaders of both parties to extend the U.S. debt limit and fund the federal government until Dec. 15, as well as provide Harvey disaster relief.