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Patrick Brown says he can disprove sexual misconduct allegations against him

Last Updated Feb 13, 2018 at 7:45 am EDT

Conservative MP Patrick Brown gives his farewell speech in the House of Commons in Ottawa, Wednesday, May 13, 2015. The man who could become the next premier of Ontario hopes his first convention as Progressive Conservative leader will show voters how much he's changed the face of the party. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

TORONTO – Patrick Brown says he can disprove allegations of sexual misconduct that led to his abrupt resignation as leader of Ontario’s Progressive Conservative party last month.

In a Facebook post published on Sunday, Brown says he has been investigating the allegations reported by CTV News and says specific details of the accusations from two unnamed women, which date back to when he was a federal MP, contain discrepancies that prove their accounts are false.

Brown also alleges both of the accusers know CTV reporters socially, and that the broadcaster left out an account from a witness to one of the alleged incidents that refuted details of what allegedly happened.

CTV Communications Director Matthew Garrow says the network is aware of Brown’s post and stands by its story.
Brown, whose resignation came months before a spring election, says he will clear his name.

The allegations reported by CTV have not been verified by The Canadian Press.

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The reports that CTV co-reporter Rachel Aiello is friends with one or both of the anonymous accusers actually turns the situation completely around: until CTV completely and successfully refutes this—the story and allegations are invalid due to collusion and unethical practise. So the BIG question is: why are serious allegations against CTV allowed to be shrugged-off by them? Whereas anonymous accusations of a sexual nature but with no criminal or civil suit implications nor ANY actual evidence were and are all-powerful in force?

February 13, 2018 at 4:22 pm