Aug 14, 2015
By Jane Brown
David Peterson is facing some disturbing allegations. A female manager with the Pan and Parapan Am Games alleges in a lawsuit filed yesterday that she was sexually harassed by the former Ontario premier and TO2015 chairman.
A report in the Globe and Mail says 34 year old Ximena Morris further alleges that when she complained to human resources and senior officials, she was first told to “let it roll off your back” and was then demoted.
In addition to Peterson, the newspaper said she also names the Pan and Parapan Am Games organizing committee, the Canadian Olympic Committee (a partner of the Games) and three members of the executive team at TO2015.
None of the allegations has been proven in court and the defendants have not yet filed their defence outlining their version of events.
In an emailed statement to the Globe, David Peterson denies the allegations calling them “wild and untrue” and said he looks forward to “confronting them in court.”