But after the woman became involved in a serious relationship with someone outside the office past year, Meehan professed his romantic desires for her - first in person, and then in a handwritten letter - and he grew hostile when she did not reciprocate, the people familiar with her time in the office said.
The Times report detailed accusations from a former aide of unwanted romantic overtures by Meehan.
"Though Mr. Meehan has denied the allegations, they must be fully and immediately investigated by the House Ethics Committee", Ryan's spokeswoman, AshLee Strong, said in a statement.
Meehan is also a member on the House Ethics Committee, the same panel which has initiated investigations into sexual misconduct claims against at least four members of congress in 2017. In addition to launching the probe and removing Meehan from the Ethics Committee, Ryan urged him to repay the public funds used to settle the complaint.
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The woman filed a complaint with the Office of Compliance alleging sexual harassment.
But the former aide's attorney vigorously defended that agreement Saturday, saying Meehan insisted on it and that her client does not want her name publicized.
Meehan's accuser paid her own lawyers' fees, and the settlement she reached was not enough to cover her legal and living expenses while she was out of work, according to a person with whom she discussed her finances. Patrick Meehan from the Ethics Committee as the panel will now open an investigation looking into sexual misconduct allegations raised against him. The Times's report is based on interviews with 10 people. Strong said the House will soon pass major reforms to how the House handles sexual harassment cases, "and the speaker will apply these new standards to the allegations made against Mr. Meehan".
Several Democrats hoping to challenge Meehan also called on him to step down.
"Today I joined with countless women across the country to demand equal treatment and speak out against sexual harassment", Moro said in a statement. Pat Meehan felt that taxpayer dollars weren't needed to provide essential healthcare to women, including young girls who rely on CHIP, but they were needed to try and silence a victim of his sexual misconduct. Meehan was voted in to support the best interests of the 7th District, but instead used his power to personally and financially attack a staffer. I am calling on Congressman Meehan to resign effective immediately.