Former Ontario Tory leader Patrick Brown says he will sue CTV News

Former Ontario Progressive Conservative leader Patrick Brown says he is suing CTV News over its reporting of what he alleges are false accusations of sexual misconduct.

Brown says in a Facebook post that two unnamed women who made their allegations to CTV are lying, and that his lawyers are taking to the television network's legal team.

It was not immediately clear if Brown has filed a statement of claim or other legal documents with a court.

Brown resigned as Ontario Tory leader hours after CTV's report in late January in which the two women made sexual misconduct allegations that date back to the politician's time as a federal MP.

Brown has vehemently denied the allegations, which have not been independently verified by the Canadian Press, saying there are discrepancies in the women's stories and has accused CTV of dishonest reporting.

CTV has said it stands by its stories and did not immediately respond to request for comment on Brown's statement about a lawsuit.