'The truth will come out,' Patrick Brown tweets

Patrick Brown

Former Ontario Progressive Conservative leader Patrick Brown has spoken for the first time since he resigned. "Thank you all", Brown tweeted.

Brown called a news conference just before 10 p.m. that night where he denied the allegations, calling them "categorically untrue".

In the tweet, the MPP for Simcoe North referenced the "Me Too" movement of women across the globe speaking out about incidents of sexual harassment and assault. False allegations however undermine that good work.

"I am immensely grateful for all the support expressed to my family and myself", Brown wrote.

Brown, who remains MPP for Simcoe North, stepped down as leader overnight on January 25 following a CTV report outlining sexual misconduct allegations involving two young women.

One was still in high school when she says Brown, a well-known Barrie politician, asked her to perform oral sex on him.

CTV News reported that two women alleged sexual misconduct against Brown when he was a federal MP. He vowed to remain an MPP and said he will return to work.

Following Brown's resignation, the Ontario PC Party chose Vic Fedeli as interim leader and has begun the process to select a permanent replacement in March.

This represents Elliott's third PC leadership bid.



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