Saturday, July 7, 2018

Ex-Reporter Accuses Trudeau of Groping

Justin Trudeau
The former news reporter who said she was groped by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in 2000 issued a statement Friday reaffirming the validity of her accusations but noting that she would not pursue the issue further, according to The Hill.

Rose Knight told CBC News on Friday that allegations are true that Trudeau groped her at a 2000 fundraiser for avalanche safety, before he was in politics. She said he apologized to her and her newspaper the next day upon learning that Knight was a reporter.

“I’m sorry. If I had known you were reporting for a national paper, I never would have been so forward,” Trudeau reportedly said at the time.

"I did not pursue the incident at the time and will not be pursuing the incident further. I have had no subsequent contact with Mr. Trudeau, before or after he became Prime Minister," Knight said Friday, adding that she only issued the statement in response to "mounting media pressure."

On Thursday, Trudeau said that while he remembered the incident differently, his reported apology obtained by the newspaper at the time was accurate.

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