Originally Posted by go_leafs_go02
The only problem I have with this is the fact that Dan MacLellan's name has gotten out before he's had a chance to defend himself pubically, while whoever the woman involved has had her name kept confidential. In this case, either both names be put out, or both names be kept hidden until a ruling has been completed.
Dan MacLellan has from what I've seen a very positive and likeable personality from the basic Londoner. The total shock and surprise to this is definitely worthy, and if these allegations prove false - Londoners will be quick to forgive and forget and move on. I do hope this is the case, but we will see.
CTV News tonight did make a very brief comment regarding his leave of absense - saying it was company policy. We'll see, but there definitely a chance you'll never see him on a newscast again.
Word got out because AM980 and 98.1 Free FM both reported on the story this afternoon (notice the Free Press has not reported on this at all), before CTV London even was able to prepare a statement. Most likely one of them had a reporter assigned to the courthouse and the familiar name popped up in today's proceedings.
Ideally, it would have been kept quiet and CTV could have stated that Dan was taking some personal leave, but because there was no publication ban on the suspect and the courts are open to the public, it could not have been kept private forever.
The other thing I noticed is that there is a publication ban on the alleged victim's name. I have to wonder if she is a CTV London employee. If so, and he's guilty, he won't be working for CTV anywhere again.
I wonder if he'd ever turn up again at Global Maritimes, where he worked early in his career.