An “emotionally devastated” former Progressive Conservative leader Patrick Brown is seeking $8 million in damages from CTV News.
Brown, who was forced to resign Jan. 25 hours after CTV broadcast allegations from two women of sexual impropriety against him, filed a statement of claim Monday at the Barrie courthouse.
If the action is successful, it would be the largest libel award in Canadian history.
The lawsuit names CTV News president Wendy Freeman, anchor Lisa LaFlamme, reporters Glen McGregor, Rachel Aiello, and Travis Dhanraj, and includes four unnamed producers and editors.
It argues the network “falsely, maliciously, unfairly and irresponsibly broadcast” the stories that ended his provincial political career.