The Canadian Press

2014-10-26 | CBC Ghomeshi

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The CBC abruptly severed ties with "Q" radio host Jian Ghomeshi, who claimed he was fired because the public broadcaster believed his "sexual behavior was unbecoming of a prominent host." He acknowledged he engaged in rough sex but that it was always consensual. As many as nine women alleged in media reports to non-consensual violence during, or leading up to, sexual encounters with Ghomeshi. CBC spokesman Chuck Thompson said the network could not continue working with the radio personality. (Toronto police launched an investigation after three women filed abuse complaints. Ghomeshi surrendered to police on November 26th and was charged with four counts of sexual assault. On the 27th, lawyers for Ghomeshi launched a 55-million-dollar lawsuit against the CBC, alleging breach of confidence, bad faith and defamation. The suit was dropped in November.)

Date: 2014-10-26
Placeline: TORONTO, Ontario.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 10 seconds

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