Patrick Brown Files Notice Of Libel Against CTV

Claims reporting was "false, malicious, irresponsible and defamatory"

from The Canadian Press via @globeandmail

Patrick Brown has filed notice of libel to CTV News, which last month reported allegations of sexual misconduct that he has categorically denied.

The Barrie, Ont., politician abruptly resigned as leader of Ontario’s Progressive Conservative Party on Jan. 25, hours after CTV reported the allegations, but he has since joined the race to reclaim the job.

The notice filed on Friday says CTV’s reporting was “false, malicious, irresponsible and defamatory.”

A spokesman for CTV says the network has received the notice, stands by its reporting and will “actively defend its journalism in court.”

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