In a statement just released to the CBC, Knight said that she was revealing her identity in response to media pressure, but would not be sharing any further statements. "The editorial begins with the following: "'I'm sorry.
Mr. Trudeau said that if he apologized after the incident, "it would be because I sensed that she was not entirely comfortable with the interaction that we had".
The editorial accused Trudeau of "groping" and "inappropriately handling" a female reporter who was there.
Valerie Bourne, former publisher of the Advance, told CBC that she would not classify the incident as "sexual assault", but that it was "definitely not welcome and definitely inappropriate". The editorial said the woman felt "blatantly disrespected".
Knight also cited privacy concerns for herself and her family in her statement and declined to comment any further on the incident. Mr Trudeau did apologize the next day.
Trudeau said the allegation is part of an "awakening" going on in the society.
A woman reporter caught in the middle of this story, still refuses to publicly disclose his name and discuss this case. I would never presume to speak for her. Although he has denied all allegations, the Canadian leader now stands in a precarious position where his carefully crafted public image could come crashing down at any moment.
To cope with the debacle called Donald Trump, the world chose to find a hero in the Canadian Prime Minister, whom Kim Richard Nossal aptly describes as "ear-candy".
Trudeau was a 28-year-old teacher at the time of the event.
In an editorial devoted to the incident, reported that Trudeau apologized the next day after the incident. I haven't reached out to her, no one on my team has reached out to her.
"We want men to apologize and when they apologize we tear their apologies apart".
Lalonde cited several options on the table for the prime minister, including resigning and walking back his zero-tolerance policy on sexual misconduct. Trudeau has long spoken out against sexual harassment. "She came to me because she was unsettled by it".
"[It] doesn't matter. At the end of the day, someone was harmed by your actions".
"The debate, if it continues, will continue without my involvement".
Trudeau was not involved in politics at the time of the alleged incident.
"Even though I don't think I did anything wrong, that's not the whole story anymore", Trudeau said.
Asked Friday how he responded to criticisms that the allegations against him are similar to those levied against Hehr, which included a claim of inappropriate touching, Trudeau deflected. "That the same interactions could be experienced very differently from one person to the next".