On Tuesday, Meehan addressed the allegations with the Philadelphia Inquirer, this time acknowledging that he expressed feelings towards the unnamed staffer and acted "selfishly" upon learning of her relationship, but again denied the allegations of sexual harassment.
The former staffer claimed Meehan showed interest in her personal life and then expressed "romantic desires" both in person and in a handwritten letter after she started a serious relationship with another person outside the office, according to the Times.
House Speaker Paul Ryan reacted to the report swiftly, removing Meehan from his position on the Ethics Committee, and urging him to repay the fund.
Meehan said, "I was a happily married man and I was not interested in a relationship, particularly not any sexual relationship, but we were soul mates", the news outlets reported.
Meehan was removed from the committee after the New York Times report published on Saturday.
When FOX 29's Jeff Cole asked if he spoke to his wife about the claim, Meehan said, "I'm a pretty lucky guy to be married to the woman that I am married to and that was lie". He also said he would repay the public funds used to settle the case, if the ethics committee concludes he harassed her.
In the interview, Meehan answered almost every question asked, but would not disclose the size of the payout, which he called "severance", not a settlement.
"Sometimes I have the tendency to lash out to others on the staff ... and you go hardest on the ones that you care the most about", he told the Inquirer.
The report had said that Meehan, a 62 year-old married father-of-three and the former US attorney in Philadelphia, had been a mentor for the unnamed aide.
Details of the letter, which he wrote in May, have been revealed by the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Andy Reilly, the chairman of the Republican Party in Delaware County, the heart of Meehan's seat, says while Meehan has had a distinguished career, Meehan and his team will have to determine whether he seeks reelection.
Meehan claimed that he lashed out against the aide when she told him she was in a relationship because he was stressed about Republican efforts to repeal Obamacare.
Meehan also called for the ex-staffer to break her confidentiality agreement "to ensure a full and open airing of all the facts". "She is not going to make a public spectacle of it regardless of what he does".
Meehan used his congressional office fund to settle a harassment claim from the woman. What she will do is cooperate with the Ethics Committee investigation and provide any and all information she can.