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TVO launches 3rd-party investigation into Steve Paikin over sexual harassment allegations

TVO launches 3rd-party investigation into Steve Paikin over sexual harassment allegations
From CBC - February 5, 2018

Ontario'spublic broadcaster has launched a third-party investigation into journalist Steve Paikinover allegations of sexual harassmentmade by a former Toronto mayoral candidate relating to comments ata 2010 lunch.

A statement from TVO chief executive officer Lisa de Wilde released Monday morning says the broadcaster became aware of the allegations on Saturday afterPaikin received an email from Sarah Thomson.

CBC News has not independently verified the allegations.

TVOsays Thomson referenced the allegation in two articles on her website and on social media, though she does not name Paikin specifically.

"There is still one man whose actions haunt me," Thomson writes on thewebsiteWomen's Post.

In the post, Thomson describes a lunch atGranoon Yonge Street that she says she attended along with her assistant and a political talk show host.

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