News: Weekend Reads

Exclusive: Lucy DeCoutere on the Ghomeshi disaster

Wednesday  19:55,   07 december 2016
Chatelaine

<p>The actress and Air Force captain speaks out about the crushing aftermath of the Jian Ghomeshi trial.</p>Weeks after the trial wrapped, before the verdict came down, DeCoutere was still processing her two days of testimony — being “shamed”[...]

Read the judge’s ruling in the Jian Ghomeshi case

Wednesday  19:55,   07 december 2016
Maclean's

The Jian Ghomeshi ruling runs about 11,000 words and took more than an hour to read aloud. We publish it here, for the record.WARNING: The court hearing this matter directs that the following notice be attached to the[...]

Topless protester dragged out of crowd outside court after Jian Ghomeshi found not guilty

Wednesday  19:55,   07 december 2016
National Post

Topless protester dragged out of crowd outside court after Jian Ghomeshi found not guiltyCrown attorney Michael Callaghan was outside the court, commenting to reporters about the verdict when a topless protester stormed into the wall of microphones, [...]

Ghomeshi trial: Everything wrong with sexual assault law

Wednesday  19:52,   07 december 2016
Chatelaine

Brenda Cossman, a law professor at the University of Toronto, says the trial will discourage victims from coming forward.But that does not make the acquittal any less disturbing. The trial was literally a performance in everything that is wrong with [...]

Jian Ghomeshi trial: why the prosecution's case fell apart

Wednesday  19:52,   07 december 2016
The Guardian

The former radio star was acquitted on multiple sexual assault charges on Thursday.On the opening day of the trial, the former radio presenter’s lawyer, Marie Henein, peppered the first of three complainants with[...]

Not guilty: The surreal final day in the Jian Ghomeshi trial

Wednesday  19:52,   07 december 2016
Metro News

“I’ve never seen anything like it.” If there was a single refrain to the whole Jian Ghomeshi sexual assault trial, from start to finish — perhaps even the scandal from its breaking moment in the fall of 2014 — that would be it.The not-guilty verdict [...]

Court not arbiter of truth, Lucy DeCoutere’s lawyer says

Wednesday  19:51,   07 december 2016
The Globe and Mail

Court not arbiter of truth, Lucy DeCoutere’s lawyer saysThe lawyer for Lucy DeCoutere, the only one of three complainants who was publicly named, delivered a statement after the defence revealed her client’s questionable “post-incident behaviour,”[...]

Association of Alberta Sexual Assault Services reaches out to survivors in wake of Ghomeshi verdict

Wednesday  19:51,   07 december 2016
Edmonton Journal

The acquittal of former CBC broadcaster Jian Ghomeshi has sparked a powerful conversation about sexual assault, and Alberta advocates believe it will act as a necessary catalyst for change. Ghomeshi, 48, was acquitted last week on four counts of[...]

Guilty verdict still possible in future Jian Ghomeshi cases, lawyer says

Wednesday  19:51,   07 december 2016
Metro News

Jian Ghomeshi was found not guilty of sexually assaulting three women last week, but the disgraced radio host’s legal woes are far from over. [...]

'Not proven:' Perhaps Canadian courts needed third option for the Ghomeshi verdict

Wednesday  19:51,   07 december 2016
Metro News

The courts need another option. [...]

The excruciating experience of being a woman in court with Ghomeshi

Wednesday  19:46,   07 december 2016
Metro News

I doubt a single journalist walked into the Jian Ghomeshi sexual assault trial that first day of February suspicious of the heart of the allegations, or the three women behind them. And I doubt even one walked out more than a month later doubting[...]

Rehtaeh Parsons' dad sums up crushing reality of Ghomeshi verdict

Wednesday  19:46,   07 december 2016
Huffington Post Canada

A judge’s decision to acquit former broadcaster Jian Ghomeshi last week highlights how the justice system is designed to fail cases of sexual violence that actually make it to court, the father of Rehtaeh Parsons says. “We pontificate the[...]

A defence lawyer’s take on Jian Ghomeshi’s acquittal and the #believewomen movement

Wednesday  19:46,   07 december 2016
National Post

National Post Radio's Matt Gurney spoke to defence lawyer Kathryn Wells about Jian Ghomeshi's trial, the ruling and the anger it has evoked .Q: When we were talking last week, you and I were both on the same page that we did not expect to[...]

What Jian Ghomeshi did

Wednesday  19:46,   07 december 2016
Maclean's

How a trial that was to supposed to flip the script on sexual violence only made things worseOutside, in freezing rain, protesters gathered, as yet unaware of the judge’s words but resolved: they chanted and held up placards —#IBelieveSurvivors and[...]

Ghomeshi's lawyer blasts Mulcair for #IBelieveSurvivors tweet

Wednesday  19:46,   07 december 2016
Huffington Post Canada

Jian Ghomeshi's lawyer has called out NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair for tweeting that he believed survivors of sexual assault, just hours before her famous client was acquitted. Mulcair, however, doubled-down Wednesday afternoon with another[...]