After weeks of silence, former Ontario PC leader Patrick Brown shared a few words on his social media platforms.
On January 25, Brown resigned following sexual misconduct allegations that date back to when he was a federal MP.
And although he has been out of the spotlight since, Brown has re-emerged to say that the allegations against him are false.
“I am immensely grateful for all the support expressed to my family and myself. #metoo can be a tool to lift society and I applaud that effort,” he wrote.
“False allegations however undermine that good work. The truth will come out. Thank you to all.”
Brown initially denied the allegations, but stepped down the day after they surfaced.
“These allegations are false and have been difficult to hear,” Brown said on January 25. “However, defeating Kathleen Wynne in 2018 is more important than one individual. For this reason, after consulting with caucus, friends and family I have decided to step down as Leader of the Ontario PC Party. I will remain on as a MPP while I definitively clear my name from these false allegations.”
I am immensely grateful for all the support expressed to my family and myself. #metoo can be a tool to lift society and I applaud that effort.
False allegations however undermine that good work.
The truth will come out.
Thank you to all.
— Patrick Brown (@brownbarrie) February 6, 2018
Brown did not elaborate further.