FEDELI SERVES BROWN WITH LIBEL NOTICE OVER BOOK ALLEGATIONS
Jan 09, 2019
By Bob Komsic
Provincial Finance Minister Vic Fedeli is demanding a retraction and apology from Patrick Brown over allegations in the former PC leader’s book ”Takedown: The Attempted Assassination of Patrick Brown,” released last November.
In it, Brown claims a female staffer left him a note, accusing Fedeli of ”inappropriate behaviour” in December 2017, a month Brown was forced to resign over sexual misconduct allegations.
Lawyers for Fedeli have served both Brown and the publisher with ”notice of intent,” a requirement before suing for libel.
Fedeli is not commenting on the development but at the time the book was published, he called the accusations ”categorically false and without any merit.”
NDP Leader Andrea Horwath asked for an independent investigation into the allegations.
The premier said at the time that an independent investigation had already been done and that it did not reveal ”a shred of evidence” against Fedeli.