Jian Ghomeshi dumped by agent
Jian 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.
No comment is expected by Ghomeshi who yesterday posted on Facebook that he doesn't intend to discuss the matter any further.
UPDATE: Singer Lights has become the latest person to disassociate professionally from Ghomeshi. The singer-songwriter, who was managed by Ghomeshi for the past 12 years, intially rushed to defend him, writing a statement - since deleted - that closed with "I love you Jian. You're my super hero." In an updated statement on Facebook, the singer writes: "I am now aware that my comments appear insensitive to those impacted and for that I am deeply sorry. This is to confirm that as of now I will be parting ways with Jian Ghomeshi as my manager. I hope everyone can heal from this."
Photo by Ryan Bolton.
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