When Jian Ghomeshi was fired from the CBC, he had a lot to say on the subject.
The Q host wrote a lengthy Facebook post explaining his side of some sexual allegations and accusing the CBC of firing him for what it viewed as unseemly bedroom proclivities.
He dismissed any accusations of sexual misconduct, saying there were no formal allegations. He also noted that a newspaper had looked into it and found the accusations unworthy of publishing.
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Well, that newspaper was Toronto's The Star, and they responded to Ghomeshi's post by publishing their findings.
According to the paper, three young women have claimed that Ghomeshi was violent with them, and not consensually.
One woman says he slapped and choked her the moment she entered his home - without any discussions of safewords.
Another woman said that in their flirtations, Ghomeshi said he was "aggressive." She said:
"I thought this meant he would want to pull my hair and have rough sex. He reassured me that I wouldn't be forced. (Later) he attacked me. Choked me. Hit me like I didn't know men hit women. I submitted."
And a third woman said she worked at the CBC with Ghomeshi, and that what he did to her was straight-up sexual harassment, including unwanted comments and touching!
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But why wouldn't these women come forward with formal complaints?
It may have to do with Carla Ciccone. The online journalist wrote a piece on xojane.com about a horrible date with a popular Canadian radio host.
When fans assumed it was Ghomeshi, Ciccone received hundreds of threats.
According to the accusers, it's fear of this kind of abuse that has kept them anonymous.
Eesh. It's starting to sound like the evidence against Ghomeshi is much stronger and more horrific than he implied.
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