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July 02, 2018

Justin Trudeau Denies Claim That He Groped a Young Reporter in 2000

When you're famous, they'll let you do anything.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has denied allegations that he groped a reporter at a festival in 2000.

The event in Creston, British Columbia, was held to raise money for an avalanche safety charity with which Mr Trudeau was involved.

Days afterwards, an unsigned editorial appeared in a local paper accusing him of "groping" a young female reporter.

The prime minister said he did not recall any "negative interactions" at the event.

Yet there was in fact a story that ran days after the encounter, shown in the Tweet below.



If that's too hard to read, the editorial alleges Trudeau apologized for his "inappropriate handling" by saying: "If I had known you were reporting for a national paper, I never would have been so forward."

Well. That should cover it.

CBC News made contact with the woman who was the subject of the editorial, who reportedly said she did not want to be associated with the story, contacted about it in future or have her name used in connection with it.

CBC spoke to Valerie Bourne, the publisher of the paper at the time, and the paper's then-editor, Brian Bell, both of whom believe the reporter.

We'll see if the American media goes crazy reporting on this.

Spoiler alert: they won't.


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