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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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Jian Ghomeshi takes to Facebook with no comment

Posted by Staff / October 30, 2014

jian ghomeshi facebookIn the wake of yesterday's allegations against Jian Ghomeshi, the former CBC Radio host has taken to Facebook this morning with a brief statement amounting to a no comment. He writes:

"I want to thank you for your support and assure you that I intend to meet these allegations directly. I don't intend to discuss this matter any further with the media."

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Twitter account detailed Jian Ghomeshi abuse in April

Posted by Chris Bateman / October 29, 2014

twitter ghomeshiThe Jian Ghomeshi sexual abuse scandal just keeps getting worse and worse by the minute. Amid the news that at least eight women, including Trailer Park Boys actress Lucy DeCoutere, allegedly suffered physical and sexual assault at the hands of the CBC host, a Twitter account, @bigearsteddy, has been discovered detailing allegations as early as April.

Several of the accusations were retweeted at the time, but now that the Toronto Star has published accounts that reference the same bear, the tweets are getting increased attention.

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Actress says she was choked and beaten by Ghomeshi

Posted by Staff / October 29, 2014

Lucy DeCoutereFollowing up on tonight's CBC interview where a woman alleges she was attacked by former CBC radio host Jian Ghomeshi as well as a petition condemning Ghomeshi signed by a who's who of Canadian musicians, the Toronto Star has just published an article in which actress Lucy DeCoutere, "Lucy on Trailer Park Boys", says Ghomeshi choked and beat her.

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Canadian musicians sign petition to condemn Jian Ghomeshi

Posted by Staff / October 29, 2014

ghomeshi petitionJian Ghomeshi, a long-time supporter (and promoter) of Canadian musicians, is now being condemned by the very bands who once shared a stage with him or sat in his chair for an interview on CBC Radio. Members of F*cked Up, The Constantines, Katie Stelmanis of Austra and Owen Pallett are just a few of the popular artists who have signed a petition in support of the women who have come forward with allegations against Ghomeshi.

The petition, which condemns Ghomeshi's "PR attempt" offers a show of support for the alleged victims of the once popular radio host's actions and seeks to offer a "counterbalance of public support and understanding."

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