The CTV News investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct by Patrick Brown began with a tip that he had made a “financial contribution” as part of a settlement with a female Parliament Hill staffer with whom he’d “engaged in some sort of sexual misconduct/ harassment” while an MP, according to a CTV court filing.
In a statement of defence filed Friday in response to the former Ontario PC leader’s defamation lawsuit against the network and its journalists, CTV offers new details concerning both its reporting process and the allegations its sources made against Brown. In particular, the document describes the genesis of the investigation and offers a fuller picture of claims made by the two accusers, as well as other tips (such as the above) that CTV was unable to substantiate.
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