OTTAWA — New Democrat MP Christine Moore says she and her family have been left reeling after a former soldier accused her of sexual impropriety last week.
A visibly worn Moore made the comments during a news conference today in her Quebec riding, where she responded directly to retired corporal Glen Kirkland’s allegations that she abused her power as an MP in pursuing an unwanted relationship with him in 2013.
Moore, who is married with two young children, had told The Canadian Press in an exclusive interview that she loved Kirkland and that they were in a consensual relationship, which she repeated during the news conference.
But Moore says the allegations have nonetheless been very hard on her husband as well as her health and that she is still struggling to understand why Kirkland, now a real estate agent in Brandon, Man., is now accusing her of misconduct.
She also says she has received “very, very evil messages” from different people since the allegations first surfaced and that she plans to spend more time with her family in the coming days and weeks.
Moore has said Kirkland’s allegations are a “total lie” aimed at attacking her credibility and that she intends to take legal action against the Afghan war veteran and several columnists who reported on the matter.
The Canadian Press