jian ghomeshi cbc interview

Woman tells CBC radio she was attacked by Ghomeshi

A woman who says she was hit repeatedly by fired radio host Jian Ghomeshi recounted her story to CBC Radio earlier tonight, immediately sending shockwaves through social media. According to the CBC, this is a fifth woman, previously unaccounted for in earlier media reports, that alleges an attack by Ghomeshi. She says it took place in his home nearly ten years ago.

The woman, who the CBC did not name, never went to police but had informed friends and her now husband about the incident.

She alleges that Ghomeshi, who she describes as "very charming", invited her back to his home when he grabbed her hair and threw her on the ground before "close-fist pounding me on the head, repeatedly."

For the full interview of the alleged incident, listen to the audio below.

The woman says she came forward now since she felt the recent news gave her "permission to speak."

The CBC says another woman will be interviewed tomorrow at around 8:30am on The Current and more info is still to come on tomorrow evening's edition of The National.

Photo by Roger Cullman in the blogTO Flickr pool.


Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in Arts

Actor who starred in Come From Away shares what life has been like since it shut down

Person in Toronto creates maps you can customize with the location of your home

Toronto libraries were once asked to ban a Dr. Seuss book but not for the reason you think

Here's why people are dancing and singing in a Toronto playground this week

People in Toronto raise money to repair iconic rainbow tunnel after it's destroyed with graffiti

Toronto museum acquires 100k-piece LEGO sculpture of futuristic African city

Toronto is getting huge illuminated lotuses under the Gardiner Expressway

Meet the owners of Toronto's largest urban arts store