Web Desk: Justin Trudeau, Canadian Prime Minister, publicly addressed the groping allegations when he was hit with questions about it at a public event in Regina, Saskatchewan on Sunday as part of Canada Day festivities, reported Daily Mail.
Recently, Canadian Prime Minister has denied that he groped a female reporter 18 years ago, saying he doesn’t remember any negative interactions from that day.
Allegedly, the incident took place in 2000 at a music festival in Creston when Trudeau was 28 and working as a teacher. The allegation appeared in an unsigned editorial in a local newspaper. Last month, the allegations resurfaced by a blogger.
Trudeau told reporters that he didn’t recall any negative reactions from the festival. I had a good day that day, I Don’t remember any negative interaction that day at all.
According to the editorial, he apologized to the reporter, “I’m sorry. If I had known you were reporting for a national paper, I never would have been so forward.”
The editorial never described exactly what happened, but said the woman had been left feeling ‘blatantly disrespected’.
‘It’s not a rare incident to have a young reporter, especially a female working for a small community newspaper, be considered an underling to their ‘more predominant’ associates and blatantly disrespected because of it,’ the editorial stated.
‘But shouldn’t the son of a former prime minister be aware of the rights and wrongs that go along with public socializing?
‘Didn’t he learn through his vast experiences in public life, that groping a strange young woman isn’t in the handbook of proper etiquette regardless of who she is, what her business is, or where they are.’
The former publisher of the newspaper, Valerie Bourne, told CBC News she remembered the reporter being distressed by Trudeau’s alleged behavior.