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.

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