One day after settling a lawsuit with the CBC, police have arrested radio host Jian Ghomeshi. He's been charged with four counts of sexual assault and one count of what they called "overcome resistance ? choking." Toronto police say Ghomeshi has been charged with four counts of sexual assault and one count of what they called "overcome resistance ? choking." Police urged other women to come forward and opened an investigation after nine women contacted the media claiming assault and sexual assault involving Ghomeshi. The allegations first surfaced in October and this has been a major scandal in Canada. None of the allegations have been proven. CBC fired Ghomeshi due to "the emergence of graphic evidence that he had caused physical injury to a person." Ghomeshi had hosted "Q'', a CBC radio show on culture, since 2007. It was also on NPR and Public Radio International in the U.S. Ghomeshi surrendered to police Wednesday with bail set at $100,000.
(11/27/2014 8:24:15 AM)
With the exception of the bicycle courier who served the offices in the downtown Toronto headquarters and studios, everybody is running for their rat-holes on this one.
The corporate leadership who "knew" of this guys behaviors for years, the middle managers who were approached with complaints and who "knew" what was going on, and the unions managers who also "knew" about Ghomeshi's activities - all of them have clammed right up.
This one may actually require an intervention from parliament. This, as the CBC is funded by government but has protections from parliament.
Indeed, it's beyond just a little weird.
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