The leader of Ontario’s PC party has been accused of sexual misconduct by two women, according to the CTV.
Two currently unnamed women allege years of inappropriate behaviour by Patrick Brown throughout his rise in politics, up to and including the point of him being a federal MP. One says she was still in high school when the harassment began.
Brown has adamantly denied the allegations, calling the allegations “categorically untrue”, and condemning sexual assault.
It’s never okay for anyone to feel they’ve 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, and no one appreciates that more than me; I’ve got two younger sisters who are my best friends and I’ve grown up in a family that’s taught me good values.
Brown has been the leader of Ontario’s Conservatives since 2015, and threatens to beat Kathleen Wynne in June’s election.
Brown says he has instructed his attorneys to address these allegations in court, and he rejects them totally.
UPDATE: Brown has stepped down from as leader of the Conservative party.