The Defenders: Recordings detail alleged sexual harassment by Mel Watt
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Simone Grimes said she captured some of Mel Watt’s words during a 2016 meeting at his house, which he described as “a safer place to have a conversation.”
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — In the midst of a sexual harassment investigation into former North Carolina congressman and Charlotte native Mel Watt, NBC Charlotte learned his accuser secretly recorded his sexual advances and obtained some of the audio.
Simone Grimes filed a $1 million lawsuit this week against the Federal Housing Finance Agency, which is the agency Watt oversees. In the lawsuit, the employee, who still works there, specifically accuses the director of sexually harassing her and, in the process, standing in the way of pay equity.