TVO investigating allegation made against host Steve Paikin

TVO says it is launching a third-party investigation into an allegation of sexual harassment made against Steve Paikin, host of The Agenda. 

The allegation is being made by former mayoral candidate Sarah Thomson, who claims that at a lunch in 2010 Paikin asked her to sleep with him.

Paikin is denying the allegation. 

TVO says that based on the evidence so far, they see no reason to remove Paikin from his role as host while the investigation unfolds.