Audio secretly recorded by Simone Grimes

Simone Grimes has been invited to testify by a House committee about her accusations of sexual harassment against Mel Watt, a former U.S. Rep. from Charlotte and current director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency.
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Simone Grimes has been invited to testify by a House committee about her accusations of sexual harassment against Mel Watt, a former U.S. Rep. from Charlotte and current director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Brian Murphy covers North Carolina’s congressional delegation and state issues from Washington, D.C., for The News & Observer, The Charlotte Observer and The Herald-Sun. He grew up in Cary and graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill. He previously worked for news organizations in Georgia, Idaho and Virginia. Reach him at 202.383.6089 or bmurphy@mcclatchydc.com.