By Townhall. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau responded again Thursday to allegations that he groped a female reporter nearly 20 years ago at the 2000 Kokanee Summit festival. . .
Initially the Canadian Prime Minister told The Washington Post that he remembered “no negative interactions from that day. . .
However, on Thursday, Trudeau admitted that he did apologize to the reporter and that he respects that she “might have experienced” the interaction “differently.”
“If I apologized later, it would be because I sensed that she was not entirely comfortable with the interaction that we had,” he said, before finally admitting, “I apologized in the moment.”
“I’ve been reflecting very carefully on what I remember from that incident almost 20 years ago,” he added. “I do not feel that I acted inappropriately in any way. But I respect the fact that someone else might have experienced that differently.” (Read more from “Trudeau on Groping Allegation: I Did Nothing Wrong but Someone May Have Experienced It ‘Differently'” HERE)
Woman Who Accused Trudeau of Groping Breaks Her Silence
By CBC. The woman who alleged Prime Minister Justin Trudeau touched her inappropriately some two decades ago issued a statement Friday saying the incident happened as described — but she now wants to be left alone.
“I issue this statement reluctantly, in response to mounting media pressure to confirm that I was the reporter who was the subject of the Open Eyes editorial, published in the Creston Valley Advance in August of 2000,” Rose Knight, the former journalist, wrote.
“The incident referred to in the editorial did occur, as reported. Mr. Trudeau did apologize the next day. 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, who said she has since left journalism, added she will not speak any further about the incident. (Read more from “Woman Who Accused Trudeau of Groping Breaks Her Silence” HERE)