People had higher hopes for Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Instead, the drop-dead gorgeous man seriously may have abused his power and good looks when he allegedly sexually assaulted a reporter. What is it with these men in power? Fortunately, Canadians will not stand for it, and this is what they are doing about the prime minister’s repeat offenses.
Trudeau claimed that he did not “remember any negative interactions” on the day that a reporter said that he groped her. They were both at a British Columbia festival in 2000 when the incident happened.
The prime minister had a case of amnesia about the incident. Trudeau said he did not recall “any negative interactions,” according to The Guardian:
‘I remember that day in Creston well. I had a good day that day. I don’t remember any negative interactions that day at all.’
The story first appeared in The Creston Daily Advance, noting that the woman felt “blatantly disrespected.” Trudeau was at the festival to raise money to support avalanche safety. His brother died in a 1998 avalanche.
The prime minister allegedly said something even more inappropriate to her at the time:
‘I’m sorry. If I had known you were reporting for a national paper, I never would have been so forward.’
The newspaper’s former publisher, Valerie Bourne, spoke to CBC News:
‘She didn’t like what had happened. She wasn’t sure how she should proceed with it, because of course we’re talking (about) somebody who was known to the Canadian community.’
The paper’s former editor, Brian Bell, said he believed the reporter:
‘I certainly believe that it happened. This reporter was of a high character in my opinion and was professional in the way she conducted herself, and there’s no question in my mind that what was alluded to, written about in that editorial, did happen.’
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