'Herculean forces' brought down Patrick Brown: Family friend

Patrick Brown leaves the Ontario PC Party headquarters in Toronto on Tuesday Feb. 20 2018.
Chris Young  
THE CANADIAN PRESS

"I want to thank Patrick Brown for making the right decision for himself and the Ontario PC Party", Interim Ontario PC Leader Vic Fedeli said in a statement.

PC MPP Randy Hillier asked Ontario's integrity commissioner to look into Brown's personal finances and travel, accusing his former leader of "dirty and crooked politics".

The ousted leader of Ontario's conservative opposition party has ended his bid to reclaim his former job.

"They just lost their leader because of these unfounded allegations and these vicious attacks. they will be looking for a strong leader, an outsider, if you will, to come in and clean house", Barrett said.

Brown is fighting allegations of sexual misconduct published by CTV in January and more recently a lower level accusation that he directed a Hamilton constituency on who to nominate and speculation about a mortgage of $1.7 million on a Lake Simcoe property, the innuendo apparently being that he could not afford to carry such a sum.

February 11: Brown publishes the first of several Facebook posts in which he vows to clear his name and questions the credibility of the women who brought allegations against him.

Four candidates are now in the leadership race: Doug Ford, Christine Elliott, Caroline Mulroney and Tanya Granic Allen. The three left the bar for Brown's home, where in his upstairs bedroom he pressured the teen into performing oral sex on him.

Brown called the news report as "false, malicious, irresponsible and defamatory".

Brown has decided instead to focus on holding CTV accountable for "lack of journalistic accountability", protecting family and friends from the scandal, and remaining active in the conservative movement as a volunteer, donor, and activist.

Earlier this month, CTV acknowledged that "some of the facts" in its reporting about Brown were inaccurate, the BBC reported. The Sun spoke with the "mutual friend" the accuser named to CTV who said the night in the Barrie bar had never happened.

The Star ran a story last week featuring comments from Genevieve Gualtieri, Brown's 23-year-old girlfriend who worked in his Parliament Hill office when he was a Conservative MP and later at Queen's Park.

For now, there no figure was attached to the suit, although there was the standard demand for "a full apology and retraction" from CTV.

Brown released a statement on his Twitter account which called out the integrity of CTV news for the way they've reported on the allegations made against him. The source also says Brown's mother has been hospitalised due to stress. The PC Executive Committee announces that a leadership contest will take place to determine a new permanent leader that will lead the party into the election.

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