The Dhillon Affair Part 1: The Transcript of “No” and “STOP”

August 8, 2022

(PHOTO: Councillor Doug Whillans standing with Councillor Dhillon during a vote on August 5, 2022. )

The Bramptonist has prepared a 4-part series on The Dhillon Affair. Part 1 of the series focuses on the audio recording of an incident in a Turkey hotel room, where the victim pleads Dhillon to “stop” 13 times and says “no” 74 times.

Former Brampton’s Integrity Commissioner Muneeza Sheikh received a sexual misconduct complaint involving Councillor Gurpreet Dhillon, while he was on a city sponsored business trip in Turkey. The matter was referred to police, however Canadian police services have no jurisdiction to investigate crimes in another country.

In her report, the Integrity Commissioner concluded “I find that while Councillor Dhillon was on the Trade Mission to Turkey, he sexually harassed the Complainant in her hotel room in the late hours of November 14, 2019 and early hours of November 15, 2019. To be specific, the audio recording of the incident, as well as the Complainant’s account of the event, make it clear that: • Councillor Dhillon engaged in unnecessary, unwelcome, and unwanted sexual touching of the Complainant; • Councillor Dhillon was pleading with the Complainant to have sex with him and even suggested that he would “put a timer on”; and • Councillor Dhillon demanded that the Complainant ‘kiss him’. “

Dhillon has denied all allegations of sexual misconduct against him.

The incident in Turkey was captured on a audio recording from the victim’s cell phone. Below is a summary of the transcipt regarding the audio recording contained in the Integrity Commissioner’s report.

[Scrambling sound]
VICTIM: Please. Please. No. Please, come on. Noo. No, no, no.
COUNCILLOR DHILLON: Come on.
VICTIM: I need to shower. I… I’m tired.
COUNCILLOR DHILLON: It’s okay.
VICTIM: [in loud voice] Noo! No!
COUNCILLOR DHILLON: I’m tired too. Let me just get a glass of water?
VICTIM: Noo. Noo, Go. Come on. I’ll give you… give you the bottle.
[inaudible sound]
VICTIM: Okay’? Come on, Go. Go rest tonight. [inaudible] You can have water.
Just go, rest [pouring water sound]… and… and let me…
[inaudible sound]
VICTIM: No!
COUNCILLOR DHILLON: Just…
VICTIM: No! [Loud sound sound of putting glass dawn] No! Stop! No! Come on.
Listen, if you’re gonna do this. I’m gonna be upset.
COUNCILLOR DHILLON: Just…just… [talking over]. Please?
VICTIM: Don’t. Please, No. Come on.
COUNCILLOR DHILLON: Don’t be upset. Don’t be upset.
VICTIM: Okay. Don’t. Just… just goo [whining].
[loud sound]
COUNCILLOR DHILLON: [inaudible mumbling]
VICTIM: NO! No, no, no. But…like, please. Come on. You don’t even know me, like._
you can’t! You can’t!
COUNCILLOR DHILLON: I know you. [inaudible] Why would you be upset if I …
[inaudible].
VICTIM: I don’t know! I… Thank you… I… I… I am. I’m…I’m a very good person but
please. Don’t. Come on? Please?
COUNCILLOR DHILLON: Just… just… just…just… just…
VICTIM: Noo [whining]. No. No. No. Please. Like.
COUNCILLOR DHILLON: Just… just…
VICTIM: You’re the…
COUNCILLOR DHILLON: Just… just…
VICTIM: You’re the Councillor of Brampton! You’re! Come on!
[chuckling sound]
VICTIM: I…I know we’re here and everything else. I… I feel bad. You’re sick and
everything. Just go get rest. Just go get rest, please?
COUNCILLOR DHILLON: Just…
VICTIM: Noo! [whining] No, no, no, no.
COUNCILLOR DHILLON: Just… just do me a favor and then I’ll leave.
VICTIM: NO!
COUNCILLOR DHILLON: I’ll leave right away.
VICTIM: No! No! No. Please. No.
COUNCILLOR DHILLON: I’ll leave right away.
VICTIM: Conic on? Please. Please?
COUNCILLOR DHILLON: Just do me a… okay.
VICTIM: Listen. I can… I can meet tomorrow. See. Don’t… don’t [inaudible]. Nothing…
COUNCILLOR DHILLON: [inaudible]
VICTIM: NOOO! NO! STOP!
COUNCILLOR DHILLON: Just one second.
VICTIM: STOP! Please! Please! Please! No, no, no, no.
COUNCILLOR DHILLON: Just listen. Hear me out. Hear me out first. Hear me out.
[Inaudible]
VICTIM: No. NOOO… [whining] no, no. NOOO [whining]. Please. Please. Come on.
Please.
COUNCILLOR DHILLON: I’ll…VICTIM: Please
COUNCILLOR DHILLON: Listen. Listen. One sec.
VICTIM: Please.
COUNCILLOR DHILLON: I’ll put a timer on.
VICTIM: NOOOO! [yelling] NO! Come on! You…Stop! Please.
COUNCILLOR DHILLON: Just…just…
VICTIM: NOOOO [whining]. Please. No, no, no. NOOOO [whining]. Come on. Please. Come on.
COUNCILLOR DHILLON: Just…
VICTIM: No. No, no, no, no. Please. Stop. No. Stop it! Please! Don’t!
COUNCILLOR DHILLON: [moaning or deep breathing sound]
VICTIM: Please! No! Put me down! Please! Please stop! Please. Noo. Please. No. No. No.
[voice becomes distant] Please. Stop. N000! [whining] Please. Stop. Sto-000p.
COUNCILLOR DHILLON: [grunting sound]
VICTIM: Stop. Please. [deep sigh] Please. Sto…[deep sigh]. Plea….no! No! No! Please
please…put my skirt down. Oh my god [crying .sound]! Please, no! Please stop! Please.
COUNCILLOR DHILLON: Come on.
VICTIM: NOOO! [whining] No. Please. You go rest today. Please? Please?
COUNCILLOR DHILLON: Just give me a…
VICTIM: No!
COUNCILLOR DHILLON: Just give me a little bit before I leave.
VICTIM: NOOO [whining]! No.
COUNCILLOR DHILLON: Please. Please.
VICTIM: Please not today. No. No. No. Not today. Please. Not today.
COUNCILLOR DHILLON: [inaudible]
VICTIM: Nothing! A…[sigh] You don’t even know me like that. Don’t! Don’t! Please.
Listen, you’re a married man, I’m a married woman. Don’t. Please. Come on? Come on?
COUNCILLOR DHILLON: Alright. VICTIM: Okay?
COUNCILLOR DHILLON: Alright.
VICTIM: Come on. Go get well.
COUNCILLOR DHILLON: Alright.
VICTIM: Come on.
[voices getting distant]
[door opening sound]
COUNCILLOR DHILLON: So… see you tomorrow then?
VICTIM: I’ll see you tomorrow.
COUNCILLOR DHILLON: Alright.
VICTIM: Get well. Okay? [door sound] Goodnight.
[door closing sound]
[door locking sound]
VICTIM: Fuck!
[picking up recording device sound]
VICTIM: [deep and heavy panting and breathing sound]

When Councillor Dhillon left, the incident was not over. According to the Integrity Commissioner’s report “After Councillor Dhillon left the Complainant’s room, he returned to her door and began knocking at her door while waiting there for approximately 10 to 15 minutes. The Complainant opened the door and Councillor Dhillon said, “I just want to know if you are okay?”. The Complainant responded, “I need to take a shower”. Approximately 15 minutes after that, somebody else knocked on the Complainant’s door. When she looked through the peephole, she noticed it was a male who was holding an iron but was hiding his face. The Complainant did not open the door and put a chair behind the door for extra safety.”

Councillors Dhillon, Fortini and Medeiros

Gurpreet Dhillon remains a Brampton City and Regional Councillor. Although Council unanimously asked Dhillon to resign, two years later, Councillors Fortini and Medeiros stand with Dhillon shoulder to shoulder at media conferences.

Upcoming:

  • The Dhillon Affair Part 2: The Legal Cases
  • The Dhillon Affair Part 3: Enabling Council Allies
  • The Dhillon Affair Part 4: Silent Provincial Legislation

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