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As the Jian Ghomeshi scandal unravels, more potential clues continue to surface about the former CBC host's personality. The
Days after Canadian singer-songwriter Lights defended her then-manager Jian Ghomeshi amid accusations he abused and harassed
An article from The Globe and Mail details the events leading up to Jian Ghomeshi's dismissal, including that there was photographic
We analyzed a random selection of 100 of the 20,000 unique responses to Ghomeshi's Facebook posting, as well as the 30 unique responses to Jesse Brown's first Twitter posting of his co-authored Star article. What follows is a first-step reasonable qualitative analysis of what was said as this story broke -- and the trends are clear.
The woman, who spoke to the Toronto Star earlier this week, told CBC'sInformation Morning Moncton that Ghomeshi choked and
“Trailer Park Boys” actress Lucy DeCoutere has come forward saying former “Q” host Jian Ghomeshichoked and beat her, The
New revelations emerged in the case of radio host Jian Ghomeshi Wednesday, sparking strong and immediate reaction from listeners
UPDATE II: Amanda Palmer has officially cancelled Gian Ghomeshi's planned appearance. Read full story here. While Lights
Jian Ghomeshi wants you to think this is all about BDSM and how he's forward-thinking but his bosses aren't. He "framed" the discussion by claiming he has edgy sex preferences, and the big, boring government broadcaster isn't hip to alternative sex lives. Anyone involved in BDSM knows BDSM is not how the public perceives it. People joke about "safe words," but in the BDSM community, the safe word is sacred. There is a widespread understanding amongst even hardcore BDSM fans that sadomasochism is all about trust and power -- except that power is never held by the person with the whip in hand.
Women everywhere are sexually assaulted by men in power. Many don't bother to speak up because of reactions and consequences like this: Ghomeshi is a man in power and he is also well liked and well known. Chances are, he will be almost universally believed, while she will be accused of lying to get something from him. The majority of women speak up because they want justice. And right now, we don't know what the real story is -- but as someone who never spoke up when a man in power put me through hell, for a variety of reasons, I believe her until further notice.