The Barometer had to read the article twice just to be certain that she had the facts right. Jonathan Vance, Canada’s former chief of defense staff, entered a guilty plea to charges of obstruction of justice.
It seems that the commander (now retired) contacted one of the women who made complaints against him, Major Kellie Brennan. Mr. Vance asked her to give false statements to investigators while the investigation was ongoing.
Maj. Brennan is one of several women who came forward with complaints about then-Commander Vance’s sexual harassment. Maj. Brennan has gone public and testified before Parliament. During that testimony she disclosed that Mr. Vance is the father of two of her eight children.
Yes, you read that correctly. The harassment continued through two pregnancies. Allegations of harassment are always serious. However, some advice for victims might be to walk away and report at least after the first pregnancy.
Ian Austen, “Canada’s Ex-Military Chief Pleads Guilty in Sex Scandal,” New York Times, March 31, 2022, p. A7.