Monday 26 February 2018


A man’s penis in conjunction with his brain is what populates humankind and empties his bladder. It also destroys the reputation, careers and even the freedom of those men who also use it for the purpose of rape, sexual molestation in any form whatsoever and/or creating child pornography.  Any one of those three sex crimes can destroy a sex abuser’s future if he is convicted of either one of those thee sex crimes.

Even an accusation of any of those crimes unfounded or not, can also destroy a man’s reputation, his career and even his freedom if he is arrested and doesn’t get bail.

Patrick Walter Brown  who was born on May 26, 1978 is currently a Canadian  politician and Independent Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) for the riding of Simcoe North. Brown is currently in a relationship with Genevieve Gualtieri, his on and off girlfriend, who used to work for him as an intern.

Brown was previously the leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario  and Ontario's Leader of the Official Opposition from May 2015 to January 2018 when he was then removed from that position and the roster of members of the party after he was accused by two women of him sexually abusing them. Brown at the time of the publication of this article, was a candidate for the 2018 Ontario Progressive Conservative Party leadership race.      

In all accounts, the PC MPPs were astonished and devastated by Brown’s performance. During the news conference, a statement landed in their inbox that said Brown’s chief of staff Alykhan Velshi, campaign manager Andrew Boddington and deputy campaign manager for strategy Dan Robertson were resigning en masse.

Three more resignations soon followed, including Nick Bergamini’s Brown’s press secretary who had accompanied him to the news conference. But some senior staff stayed, including Tamara MacGregor (his deputy chief of staff for policy, who has been with Brown since the start of his leadership campaign) and Rebecca Thompson (his deputy chief of staff for communications, who was hired last year. 

The allegations of sexual misconduct against former Ontario Conservative leader. Patrick Brown raise questions about the vetting process for political candidates and whether enough scrutiny is being applied to those seeking office.   

But some political strategists say that parties, with limited resources, can only do so much investigating, and that it often comes down to trusting the candidate. "Vetting ultimately relies a lot on honesty," said Kathleen Monk, an NDP campaign strategist and principal at Earnscliffe Strategy Group. "Ultimately, it's up to the candidate themselves to be truthful with the party to ensure that there's no reputational harm that will come to the party as a result of things they've done in the past." But did Brown really have a past of sexual abuse against women?

In January 2018, two women accused Brown of sexual misconduct during the time he was a federal MP. Brown denied the allegations. He then resigned as party leader hours later.  Interim PC leader Vic Fedeli expelled Brown from the party caucus on February 16, 2018, and Brown on that same day registered to run for the PC leadership once again. On February 21, Brown passed the PC Party's Provincial Nominations Committee vetting process even though he wasn’t a member of that party.       

In one incident, there was an allegation that Brown exposed himself to a teenager and asked her to engage in oral sex after plying her with alcohol. The accuser alleged that she was an 18-year-old high school student when the oral sex incident occurred but on February 13, three weeks after her first public accusation, she amended her statement to say that she was a year older than she had previously recalled and was therefore over the legal drinking age. (age 19)

I should point out that a man having oral sex with a woman who is 18 and over with her consent is not illegal in Canada and it certainly isn’t immoral if he isn’t married to another women which Brown was not.

In the other incident, Brown was alleged to have kissed, without consent, a female aide in his employ while in his bedroom. Brown later took a lie detector test and he claimed that he felt his name was cleared. He didn’t state as to whether or not he passed the test. No charges have been laid as a result of either alleged incident.

Patrick Brown denied allegations of sexual misconduct at an unexpected news conference at the provincial legislature, calling them "categorically untrue."

The conference came just ahead of a CTV News report detailing allegations by two women dating back to when Brown was a federal MP.  CBC News has not spoken with the complainants.

In an appearance only about a minute long, a visibly distressed Brown said he'd learned about the allegations a couple of hours earlier.

"I want to say that these allegations are false. Every one of them," he said. "I will defend myself as hard as I can, with all the means at my disposal.  I know that the court of public opinion moves fast. I have instructed my attorneys to ensure that these allegations are addressed where they should be: in a court of law.”

He subsequently filed a notice to CTV that he was going to sue the CTV for defamation.  In law, if you want to sue someone, you have to serve them with a notice to that effect so that whoever is accused of defamation, can settle the matter before trial.

 A key accusation which cost Patrick Brown the leadership of the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party that he plied an underage high school girl with booze, is not true, CTV News now acknowledges.

The stunning revelation concerned a woman who told CTV that when she was a student in a Barrie high school, the then federal Conservative MP took her home from a bar, gave her booze, took her to his room, and crudely asked for oral sex. She now says that she was of legal drinking age and out of high school.  She didn’t change her statement with respect that she earlier stated that Brown had taken her to his room and asked her for oral sex.  
 So what that he asked for oral sex with a woman who was at least 19 years of age. As long as she was sober enough to understood what he was asking of her, it was neither illegal nor immoral.

The same unnamed accuser went on to complain to CTV that she was subjected to online victim-blaming and misogynistic comments.  She said, “My character was assassinated.” I can see why so many people were upset with her. She should have kept her mouth shut. If she didn’t like what Brown had done, in his bedroom, why was she in his bedroom in the first place?  

The question that comes to my mind is; “Why did she even go to CTV in the first place to file a complaint against Brown?”  There can only be two possible answers to that question. She either wanted to obtain fame or she didn’t think that Brown would be a good leader of the PC Party. Admittedly, that is mere speculation on my part but it does seem to be a logical explanation to me. Can this also apply to the other accuser also?  

I think that the Progressive Conservative Party has made a stupid mistake in trying to rid themselves of Brown when in fact; it appears at first blush that he is innocent of doing anything that was illegal or immoral. Pierre Trudeau, (the father of Justine Trudeau, Canada’s present prime minister) said that the government  has no authority to be in the bedrooms of Canada.

As I see it—politicians and for that matter also, the rest of the us have no right to be in the bedrooms of anyone else who is of age of an adult.

In my opinion the two accusers who complained about Brown’s conduct in the bedroom should have followed that old adage—What goes on in the bedroom, remains in the bedroom if Brown didn’t use force to try and obtain what he wanted; which it is apparent that he didn’t.

If he is innocent of any wrongdoing, why would he run for the leadership of a political party that went out of its way to destroy his political career? Apparently, he has chosen not to at least in the PC Party.

There is much to learn from this event. Just because someone accuses another person of a wrong that is neither illegal nor immoral, it doesn’t mean that they are guilty of a wrongdoing. These accusations against Brown should have been investigated more thoroughly than they were.

Back in 1964 when I was the investigator for Ontario Legal Aid, I was asked to investigate two murders where the victims were two women. The evidence against the two men accused of murdering them was damming to say the least. At first, I believed that they were both guilty just as the police did and in one case, the court did. However, in the course of my investigations of those two specific murders, I discovered evidence that resulted in the verdict against one and the charge against the other being dismissed. The police had jumped to conclusions that the two men were guilty as charged because they didn’t do proper investigations of the two murders.

When you hear about accusations against people, look at the accusations with a jaundice eye before you make up your mind as to what the real truth is. 

I never wanted to be a politician. There is always a tepid smell in that profession. I don't want the stench to surround me.  

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