The Liberal Party has clearly had their hand in the Patrick Brown downfall. Perfectly executed news conferences, two women coming forward just before an election, and all of this just after David Livingston was convicted in the gas plant scandal. It is so disgusting to me that we have yet another man that loses everything he has over the court of public opinion. No proceedings, no due process, just allegations, the media, and our venomous reaction. This has got to change. We cannot continue to hang people without their chance to fight the allegations. Rules must be put in place to protect everyone from accusation without the police getting involved. Sexual harassment and sexual assault cannot become a political tool, which is happening time and time again. Even if 5% of all allegations are untrue, as nice as it is to have 95% correct, there would still be 5% of accusations ruining lives for the sake of political gain.
If I were Patrick Brown, I would go straight at them all with everything I have. The girl never said that he knew she was underage drinking. Perhaps she comes across as a bit older than she actually is. This story rubs me the wrong way. At an after-party in a now-closed local nightclub, The Bank, the woman says Brown and others provided her with a string of free alcoholic beverages. She was by then legal age. What does she mean by “Brown and others”? It seems to me that she is implying that they meant to get her drunk. When I was young, I didn’t need anyone to help me get drunk. We just always sought the next beverage because we wanted it. It is quite disturbing that she is conflating the fact she was drinking and that Brown was plying her with booze. Not anywhere along the way does she say stop. She doesn’t even remember what Patrick said to her while she was with him in his bedroom. She simply thinks he said this or that. She was of sound mind and decided to commit to a sexual act. No laws broken! Her foggy memory proves she has an issue with interpreting the actual events. So Patrick Brown picks her up at a bar, she is drinking at the bar; is it not safe to assume that she is of legal drinking age? Also, when I was a teenager and going to someone’s house for an after-party, we were searching for booze, not waiting until someone provided it. Is it possible that she quickly asserted her need for booze at his house? She probably actually brought it up while they were in the car. I know I would have. Nowhere within these allegations does she talk about an assault. Here are her exact words: “It was like a controlling thing…like I just remember I wanted to go, but that wasn’t happening.” What does that even mean? Did you say you wanted to go? Did you move him away from you? Did you bite his penis off because he wouldn’t let you leave? “It was a controlling thing” is a statement of physical actions, yet she does not describe any actions that Patrick Brown did to force her to stay. It almost sounds like she is talking about something she felt in her mind, yet she never stated it or did anything to convey the sentiment. Yet again, a man falling prey to loose stories, foggy memories, and allegations of conduct that is not illegal.
What Would Patrick Brown say About the Night?
Patrick Brown needs to come out and give his version of the events. Forget about the typical ‘I can’t speak because I have a lawyer involved.’ He needs to talk and tell us exactly what happened that night. Was she drinking on her own accord, or was he plying her with booze? Was she actually lying on his bed motionless or was she into what they were doing? Did she seem wasted at the time? Also, the next summer when she chose to work with him again, was she complicit in the conversations that were sexual in nature? Did she egg them on? Was she exchanging words with him that led to his responses that were somewhat sexual? We might not ever know, since Brown states he has a bad memory and clearly the woman that came forward also lacks having perfect memories of what happened. Sadly, we have multiple lives impacted by this situation, yet of course the galloping horse gets to trot their way into the sunset, with a hope of victory in the next election. Not so fast, Crooked Wynne.
Kathleen Wynne, the Opportunist Scumbag
Kathleen Wynne, the Supreme Leader of the Ontario Liberal Party, yes the one that is embroiled in so much controversy it hurts to even look at her face, claims that ‘we need to protect our 12 year olds, and provide them a safe place.’ What an absolutely disgusting statement. She is trying to coincide Patrick Brown with a child rapist, which is not at all what he is. He never did anything like that, nor would he ever do anything like that. She also claimed, “this is not about politics” when she did her 10:45 AM news conference the day after the allegations came to light. Do we really think she means that? If that were true, why are you on a podium immediately afterward, with a polished speech? We must always remember who the Liberals really are. See our other story, here.
We Need to Make Changes
In the end, this is a disturbing climate that we live in. The police are marginalized, as you don’t need the police to get the results you desire anymore. If you want to levy a punishment, you can do it yourself. The court of public opinion is far more powerful than the police right now. Think about it. No charges, no evidence, no jury; yet, the allegations hold the weight of a Mack truck plowing into someone’s face. You can destroy someone maliciously and it doesn’t cost a dime. You can ensure a lifelong punishment that will never go away. It could be for political means, personal vengeance, or something that actually deserves punishment. I just think we need to take a step back and think about what is on the line. We need to truly understand the facts before we judge. We need to have some sort of mechanisms in place to protect the accused. It is not right to have people die by the stake without due process. Women need to be heard for all of these allegations, but in no way can we allow the press to control the outcome when we are talking about someone’s life.