CTV News is reporting serious allegations of sexual misconduct by Progressive Conservative leader Patrick Brown:
Ontario Progressive Conservative Leader Patrick Brown is facing serious allegations of sexual misconduct from two women who spoke to CTV News. In interviews, the women allege inappropriate behavior by the rising political figure throughout his tenure as an elected official.
One was still in high school when she says Brown, a well-known Barrie politician, asked her to perform oral sex on him.
The other, a university student who worked in his office when Brown was a federal Conservative MP, alleges Brown sexually assaulted her following an event she helped organize.
The allegations were made in stunning detail:
The first incident occurred more than 10 years ago. The woman, a high school student in Barrie at the time, said she and a mutual friend met Brown at a bar.
Brown then invited them back to his home and provided them with alcohol, though the woman was under the legal drinking age at the time.
She says she was drunk when Brown invited her for a tour of his home. When the pair entered the bedroom, Brown closed the door and exposed his penis to her.
“He pulled down his pants said, and I don’t know if he said ‘suck my dick’ or ‘put this in your mouth,’ but something along those lines,” she said.
The second incident involved a member of his staff. After inviting her and her male friend over to his house after a long night of drinking – Brown did not partake as he is a noted teetotaler – the male friend left.
Then as CTV reports, Brown forced himself on her:
“The next thing I know he’s kissing me. Sitting beside me, kissing me and then I was, I kind of just froze up. He continued to kiss me and he laid me down on the bed and got on top of me. I remember consciously trying not to move my mouth and I was just not moving, so I was laying there immobile and he kept kissing me,” she said.
“I felt it was sexual. I could feel his erection on my legs when he was on top of me so I felt that it would have gone to sexual intercourse if I had not done anything,” she said. “I would characterize that as a sexual assault.”
“That scenario, like of a very inebriated young employee in the bedroom of her boss, alone with him, who hasn’t had a drop of alcohol all night, just that’s an intimidating situation and I was not sure what to do about it,” the former staffer said.
Before the allegations broke, Brown hastily called a news conference, where he categorically denied the allegations and refused to resign. The press conference lasted less than a minute and he took no questions at the end.
When senior PC staff members learned of the allegations, they advised him to step down as leader. When he ignored their advice, they resigned.
— Alykhan Velshi (@avelshi) January 25, 2018
This is a developing story and we will keep you apprised as new details emerge.
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