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NDP MP Moore likely had no choice but to defend herself by offering intimate details of sexual encounter with Afghanistan veteran, say observers

By Jolson Lim, Neil Moss      

NDP MP Christine Moore 'clearly wanted to get her side of the story out and, given the potential consequences for her career and her reputation, I don't blame her for trying to do that,' says Conservative strategist Rachel Curran.

NDP MP Christine Moore, pictured on May 14, in her Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Que., riding at her nationally televised press conference responding to allegations of sexual misconduct. CBC News screen capture
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NDP MP Christine Moore, who has denied harassing a wounded Afghanistan veteran in 2013 on the Hill, likely had no choice but to publicly defend herself in a nationally televised press conference on Monday in her Quebec riding when she offered intimate, personal details and a chronology of their first sexual encounter, say some political observers. “We were in love. I loved him. I can guarantee that was an entirely consensual relationship,” she told reporters with her lawyer

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