Text of statement by Ontario PC Leader Patrick Brown

first_imgHere is the text of Ontario Progressive Leader Patrick Brown’s statement to the media Wednesday night.———“Ladies and gentlemen.A couple of hours ago, I learned of troubling allegations about my conduct and character.I’m here tonight to address them.First, I want to say: these allegations are false. Every one of them.I will defend myself as hard as I can, with all the means at my disposal.I can’t speculate on the motive of my accusers, I can only say they what they are saying is categorically untrue.It’s never ok for anyone to feel they have been a victim of sexual harassment or feel threatened in any way.Let me make this clear.A safe and respectful society is what we expect and deserve.We need to move forward to eradicate sexual violence and harassment across the province – across the country. Everywhere.I know that the court of public opinion moves fast. I have instructed my attorneys to ensure that these allegations are addressed where they should be: in a court of law.In short, I reject these accusation in the strongest possible terms.”last_img read more