Jian Ghomeshi

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Ousted #MeToo Editor Has Someone to Blame

Ian Burama speaks up about leaving the New York Review of Books

(Newser) - The former editor-in-chief of the New York Review of Books—who abruptly left his post after running an essay by #MeToo villain Jian Ghomeshi—has given an interview with a Dutch publication blaming his downfall on Twitter and university publishers, the Guardian reports. "As editor of the New York ... More »

New York Review of Books Editor Out After #MeToo Uproar

Jian Ghomeshi essay sparked massive backlash

(Newser) - The editor of the New York Review of Books has abruptly left his post following an outcry when the magazine published an essay by a former radio host accused of sexual misconduct that many deemed self-serving . Ian Buruma, who was appointed to lead the magazine last year, is "no... More »

Early 'MeToo' Villain Tells His Tale, Sparks Backlash

Former radio host Jian Ghomeshi says he was 'probably a sexual bully'

(Newser) - "There are lots of guys more hated than me now. But I was the guy everyone hated first." So writes Jian Ghomeshi in the New York Review of Books about the sexual-assault scandal that ruined his career, the Guardian reports. In a 3,500-word essay, the former Canadian... More »

Jian Ghomeshi Not Guilty of Sexual Assault

Ontario judge says 3 complainants were 'less than ... forthcoming'

(Newser) - Ex-CBC broadcaster Jian Ghomeshi on Thursday wrapped up the first of two sexual-assault trials he faces, and the verdict came back not guilty, the Globe and Mail reports. An Ontario judge issued the ruling, clearing Ghomeshi of four counts of sexual assault and one count of overcoming resistance by choking... More »

Jian Ghomeshi Charged With Sexual Assault

Former CBC radio host surrendered to Toronto police

(Newser) - Jian Ghomeshi dropped his lawsuit against his former employer at the CBC; now police have picked him up. The former radio host today surrendered to local authorities, who confirmed to CTV News that Ghomeshi has been charged with sexual assault. Toronto police released a statement that said the 47-year-old has... More »

Ex-Radio Star in Sex Assault Case Drops $55M Suit

Jian Ghomeshi to pay CBC's $18K in legal costs

(Newser) - Former radio host Jian Ghomeshi has dropped a $55 million lawsuit against his former bosses at the CBC, opting instead to pursue concerns over his firing via his union, the Globe and Mail reports. Ghomeshi will pay the CBC's legal costs of $18,000, the Toronto Star reports. The... More »

Women Claim CBC Host Used Teddy Bear in Assault

More accusers, details emerging

(Newser) - The allegations against former CBC host Jian Ghomeshi are building, in number and in detail. The Toronto Star reports it has now spoken to eight women who say Ghomeshi abused or sexually harassed them over a period running from 2002 to the present. Among the more bizarre allegations: Two women... More »

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