Patrick Brazeau allegedly hit, spat and groped woman: court documents
- Patrick Brazeau allegedly hit, spat and groped woman: court documents
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It was an on-going dispute over his handling of Aboriginal issues that led to suspended Sen. Patrick Brazeau allegedly assaulting and groping a woman according to court documents.
The alleged victim told police she didn't support Brazeau's stance on Aboriginal issues and after a two-day dispute he ordered her to leave his Gatineau home says a search warrant executed Feb. 7.
It's alleged in the warrant Brazeau, 38, ripped up a bra and shirt that the woman was holding on to as she tried to pack her bags. He then grabbed her breasts and pulled her pants down hard enough to break the button and zipper police allege. He also allegedly pushed her hard enough to break a staircase railing.
When she tried to call 911 she alleges he hit her and police documented she had visible injuries.
She told police later that Brazeau spat in her face while insulting her.
Brazeau has pleaded not guilty and none of the allegations have been proven in court. He is on bail after posting $1,000.
The Algonquin senator has been outspoken against the Idle No More movement and especially Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence.
Brazeau was appointed to the Senate in 2008 by Prime Minister Stephen Harper. He was suspended with pay pending the outcome of his legal matters.
His next court date is March 22.
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