Clement admits to multiple 'inappropriate exchanges' in letter to constituents about sexting scandal
Former Conservative MP Tony Clement, dropped from caucus over a sexting scandal, is admitting to multiple cases of "inappropriate exchanges" online and says foreign actors tried to extort money from him.
In a letter posted to his website on Thursday, one day after Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer asked him to leave the Tory caucus, Clement said that "during a period of personal difficulty and weakness I engaged in inappropriate exchanges that crossed lines that should never have been crossed."
"These exchanges led to acts of infidelity," he wrote.
"One inappropriate exchange led to a woman being offered money by an anonymous social media account in exchange for the disclosure of intimate and personal information."
Clement said he reported that case to the OPP last summer.
He goes on to write about another "inappropriate exchange" that "led to foreign actors attempting to use my indiscretion for financial extortion."
"While these exchanges were entirely consensual and mutual, they were absolutely wrong and should never have occurred," he writes.