A member of Canada
's Parliament who was caught completely naked during a virtual meeting of the House
of Commons last month has been humiliated yet again online.
"urinated without realizing I was on camera" on Wednesday, according to an apology
statement released Thursday by the Liberal Party
“I am deeply humiliated by my actions and the distress they may have caused anyone who witnessed them,” he wrote.
The incident was "accidental and not visible to the public," according to the former environmental lawyer who represents the Pontiac district in Quebec.
Please read my statement. https://twitter.com/ICc8WjqNZi
— William Amos (@WillAAmos) May 28, 2021
Amos announced that he would temporarily "step aside" from his committee assignments and his role as parliamentary secretary to Industry Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne "to seek assistance."
, a fellow lawmaker took a screenshot of Amos naked during a virtual Commons meeting, which ended up online and went viral
, prompting calls for an investigation
because the footage was only broadcast on an internal feed visible to lawmakers and staffers.
Amos called the blunder a "really unfortunate mistake" at the time.
“My camera was accidentally left on while I changed into work
clothes after going to work,” he explained, “and I sincerely apologize to all my colleagues in the House.”
“It was a genuine error, and it will not happen again,” Amos added.
My camera was accidentally left on as I changed into work clothes after going for a jog today, and I'm obviously embarrassed by it. I sincerely apologize to all my colleagues in the House. It was an honest mistake, and it won't happen again. — William Amos (@WillAAmos) April 14, 2021