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Star says Ghomeshi showed CBC graphic sex videos

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / October 31, 2014

ghomeshi videoJian Ghomeshi showed CBC brass graphic videos of sexual encounters, which included beatings and bondage, as proof that his violent encounters with women were consensual, sources have told the Toronto Star. Before being fired by the broadcaster last weekend, Ghomeshi had become aware that allegations against him were about to surface, and had brought in the videos as evidence that, as a source told the Star, "how bruising could happen and it could still be consensual."

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Jian Ghomeshi dumped by agent

Posted by Staff / October 31, 2014

jian ghomeshiJian Ghomeshi was dumped by his agent today, less that 24 hours after being dropped by both of his PR agencies. In an emailed statement The Agency Group, a live music booking agency with offices in Toronto and around the world, confirmed that they are no longer the agent of representation for Jian Ghomeshi. No further comment was issued.

The news comes on the same day that Ghomeshi was finally disinvited from a book tour appearance set to take place in Toronto next month, and in the wake of numerous new allegations about what the CBC and the Toronto media community did or didn't know about his conduct.

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Amanda Palmer drops Ghomeshi from Toronto event

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / October 31, 2014

amanda palmerAfter several days of mounting public pressure, former CBC radio host Jian Ghomeshi, who's become the subject of numerous sexual assault allegations in recent days, will no longer be a guest at the Toronto stop on Amanda Palmer's book tour. In a blog post this afternoon, the musician and author wrote:

"thank you to everyone for sharing forward all of the articles and content, you've helped me. the story is incredibly, incredibly sad. given everything i've learned, and especially given how upsetting it would be to so many, jian will not be coming to the show in toronto."

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A timeline of Jian Ghomeshi's dismissal from the CBC

Posted by Derek Flack / October 31, 2014

Jian GhomeshiWhile the Star has owned the day as far as coverage of Jian Ghomeshi's abuse allegations go, the Globe has now picked up some of the slack as pertains to the former radio host's dismissal from the CBC. Naturally, the broadcaster has tried to keep the story behind Ghomeshi's firing under wraps -- particularly with that massive but dubious lawsuit pending -- but we now have a pretty good idea of what happened behind closed doors.

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Author says she was assaulted by Ghomeshi in 2002

Posted by Staff / October 30, 2014

reva sethAuthor Reva Seth, who briefly dated former CBC radio host Jian Ghomeshi more than a decade ago, has come forward in an article on the Huffington Post alleging that Ghomeshi choked and "violently" penetrated her. She writes:

The evening started out fine. We had a drink, we smoked some pot and we hung out chatting. A while later we started kissing. Suddenly, it was like he became a different person. He was super angry, almost frenzied and disassociated.

I distinctly remember the jarring sense of suddenly being abruptly shaken out of my reverie. I remember thinking "what the fuck is going on here? What's wrong with him?" Jian had his hands around my throat, had pulled down my pants and was aggressively and violently digitally penetrating me. When it was over, I got up and it was clear I was really angry. My sexual interactions until then had always been consensual, enjoyable and fun.

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PR firm Navigator drops Jian Ghomeshi as a client

Posted by Staff / October 30, 2014

navigator PRHigh profile PR firm Navigator is no longer representing Jian Ghomeshi. In a terse statement issued earlier today, the firm stated:

In response to numerous media requests, Navigator confirms it does not advise Jian Ghomeshi. Regrettably, the circumstances of our engagement have changed and we are no longer able to continue. No further comment will be issued.

UPDATE: Ghomeshi's long-standing PR firm, Toronto-based rockit-promotions has also just dropped Ghomeshi, tweeting: Going forward, rock-it promotions will no longer be representing Jian Ghomeshi. We won't be responding to or receiving media requests.
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