Jian Ghomeshi Sexual Assault

Canadian University To Host Jian Ghomeshi's Lawyer Despite Concerns

CP | Kevin Bissett, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.09.2017 | Canada

One student said she's concerned by Marie Henein's aggressive treatment of the women in the trial.

Public Reaction To Ghomeshi Trial Could Spur Legal Reform: Expert

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.26.2016 | Canada Living

"I think it's unprecedented."

Sorry, Jian: You're Not Sorry

Ed the Sock | Posted 05.12.2016 | Canada Living
Ed the Sock

Any idiot knows dry-humping staff is a no-no, and Ghomeshi is a lot of things, but he isn't an idiot. Ghomeshi was a left-wing women's-rights advocate, he had to know that the actions and comments he engaged in were inappropriate -- he just didn't think that applied to him. It was a choice, not ignorance. Intense narcissism is no excuse for wilful ignorance.

Ghomeshi's Therapist Explored Power Dynamics And Control

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 05.11.2016 | Canada Living

The therapist's letter notes Ghomeshi had met for 61 appointments since Nov. 12, 2014.

Marie Henein Hopes Public Can Move On From Ghomeshi Case

The Huffington Post Canada | Jessica Chin | Posted 05.11.2016 | Canada Living

She said Crown prosecutors "did the right thing."

Read The Full Text Of Jian Ghomeshi's Apology

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 05.11.2016 | Canada

The ex-CBC host apologized to a former colleague.

Ghomeshi Apologizes For 'Thoughtless And Insensitive' Behaviour

CP | Colin Perkel and Diana Mehta, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.11.2016 | Canada

Former CBC radio star Jian Ghomeshi apologized in court today.

Ghomeshi Expected To Admit Misconduct, Apologize At Court Hearing

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.11.2016 | Canada

The 48-year-old will sign a peace bond in exchange for the withdrawal of his final sexual assault charge.

Ghomeshi Won't Face Second Assault Trial: Sources

The Huffington Post Canada | Maham Abedi | Posted 05.10.2016 | Canada

The former radio host's second trial was scheduled to begin June 6.

Ghomeshi Trial Witness: 'I Never Really Wanted To Hide'

The Huffington Post Canada | Jessica Chin | Posted 04.19.2016 | Canada

Linda Redgrave said her court experience fueled her desire to help other sexual assault survivors.

As A Counsellor, Here's Why I Think We Should Believe Survivors

Sandy Kiaizadeh | Posted 03.26.2016 | Canada Living
Sandy Kiaizadeh

There is no one common reaction to sexual assaults. Survivors' behaviours following such traumatic events can vary from minimizing the incident and pretending everything is fine (e.g. kissing and cuddling in the park, or writing gushing love letters, as DuCoutere did following the assault); to suppressing the incident altogether, essentially blocking it from your memory; to blaming yourself, somehow, in an attempt to rationalize the trauma. It is not unusual in my caseload to see women, years after the fact, still believing they were somehow responsible for the incident.

1 More Woman Speaks Out About Jian Ghomeshi After His Acquittal

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 03.28.2016 | Canada Living

"I was shaken, but tried to hide it."

The Jian Ghomeshi Verdict Proves The Flawed Law Works

Nicholas Mizera | Posted 03.25.2017 | Canada Living
Nicholas Mizera

Many legal definitions of sexual assault, including Canada's, try to balance two things: the rights of the accused to remain innocent until proven guilty, and the rights of the complainants to seek justice in a fair and balanced court of law. However, our laws are strongly biased in favour of the accused because of one little clause.

Women Open Up About Testifying At Ghomeshi Trial

The Huffington Post Canada | Bria John | Posted 03.24.2016 | Canada Living

“After I testified, I felt like I had to go up to every person in the world and apologize for ruining the case.”

Read The 3 Women's Testimonies Against Jian Ghomeshi

CP | Diana Mehta, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.23.2016 | Canada

A Toronto judge is expected to rule on the case Thursday.

Society Still Guilts Sexual Assault Victims For Defending Themselves

Donald D'Haene | Posted 02.12.2017 | Canada Living
Donald D'Haene

I grew up with men and women of faith telling me that a woman who does not physically fight off a rapist is guilty of fornication, yet she must not fight off a physical attack because violence is a sin. Methinks only the accused comes out of these scenarios without blame. Am I right?

Reaction Of Complainants In Ghomeshi Trial Not Uncommon: Expert

CP | Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.10.2016 | Canada Living

"There really is no right way to respond or one way of responding."

Much Of Onus Is On Police Officers In Ghomeshi Trial, Expert Says

CP | Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.08.2017 | Canada

"How probable is it that all three of these women are lying? That's the big hurdle the defence has to overcome."

Ellen Page Voices Support For Co-Star Allegedly Assaulted By Ghomeshi

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.06.2017 | Canada Living

She called Lucy DeCoutere "one of the most incredible people I know."

Ghomeshi Trial A 'Reflection Of What Survivors Go Through': Expert

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.03.2016 | Canada Living

"I want people to remember that this is not entertainment television.''

5 Things I've Learned From Being A Survivor Of Rape

Jean-Paul Bedard | Posted 02.02.2017 | Canada Living
Jean-Paul Bedard

As I suspect is the case with many other people across the country, I am closely watching the Jian Ghomeshi trial. There were times yesterday when I found myself holding my breath, wishing that this very public trial might be a pivotal moment in our society -- one in which we can finally begin to openly and honestly address the prevalence of sexual violence in our communities.

Marie Henein's Focus On Details A Classic Defence Strategy: Expert

CP | Paola Loriggio, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.02.2017 | Canada

"A defence lawyer's main job is to poke holes in the prosecutor's case and the way you poke holes, especially in a case where events happened in the past, is going through details."

Witness In Ghomeshi Trial Sends Message Of Support To Abuse Victims

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Zamon | Posted 02.02.2016 | Canada Living

"I feel like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders."

Ghomeshi Sex Assault Conviction May Be Difficult To Secure: Experts

CP | Diana Mehta, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.31.2017 | Canada

Legal experts caution that convictions in cases of sexual assaults are not easy to secure.

Ghomeshi Sex Assault Charge Carries 18-Month Maximum Sentence

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.29.2017 | Canada

The choking charge he also faces carries a theoretical life in prison.