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Thursday morning, Patrick Brown resigned as leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario over allegations of sexual misconduct.
Wednesday night, Brown called a hasty news conference to deny the allegations. “These allegations are false,” Brown fumed. “Every one of them. I will defend myself as hard as I can, with all the means at my disposal.”
If he wasn’t being honest, he was a damned good actor.
Don’t misunderstand me -- I am not defending whatever Patrick Brown did or didn’t do. Or, for that matter, what any of the other host of men brought down by the #MeToo revelations may or may not have done.
The parade of big names knocked off their pedestals grows daily. But by my reading of news reports, Larry Nassar, former medical doctor for USA Gymnastics, is the only one who has actually been tried and convicted.
All the rest have been toppled – whether fired, demoted, resigned -- by unproven allegations.
Categories: Sharp Edges
Tags: #MeToo, Allegations, sexual misconduct