CBC fires 2 execs in wake of new findings on Ghomeshi
The CBC's internal investigation into the Jian Ghomeshi scandal has been released today, and with it two executives have been axed. Chris Boyce and Todd Spencer, who have been on leave since shortly after sexual abuse scandal blew up, have been relieved of their duties at the CBC.
The 50+ page report, which involved interviews with almost 100 employees, paints a damning picture of management's role in the Ghomeshi affair.
"Management knew or ought to have known of this behaviour and conduct and failed to take steps required of it in accordance with its own policies to ensure that the workplace was free from disrespectful and abusive conduct. It is our conclusion that CBC management condoned this behaviour," it reads.
It also notes that there were multiple occasions for management to address Ghomeshi's inappropriate workplace behaviour, but it failed to act. One of these occasions involved a document prepared by Q employees outlining hostile working conditions at the show.
According to the report, the majority of Ghomeshi's workplace indiscretions were not considered to be of a sexual nature, but staff did reveal that the former host had a tendency to share "information that witnesses found too personal, too graphic, and generally unsavoury."
The document ends with a series of recommendations on how the CBC can improve the environment of its workplace. Read the full document here.
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