TORONTO, Feb. 1, 2016 /CNW/ - I want to be crystal clear: I am innocent of these allegations. The purported events simply did not take place.
While it is impossible for me to understand where these almost 40 year old accusations come from, I have a faith that will sustain me as well as faith in Canada's justice system.
For 38 years, I have fought, with all that I have, for equality for my community. I have fought to give voice to those without voice.
Now I will fight, with all that I have, these accusations. This time, however, my fight will be different; this time I will allow others to give voice for me.
I wish I could say more. Suffice it to say, I have lots to say. But everything I have to say will be said in court.
So I know you will understand, that for now, we will have to leave things there.
SOURCE Rev. Dr. Brent Hawkes