Jian Ghomeshi Is Surrounded By Admirers

According to this:

Disgraced radio host Jian Ghomeshi has been spending his time lately “taking stock of what life is,” one anonymous friend tells writer Leah McLaren for the cover story of the July issue of Toronto Life.

“Obviously this whole situation has made him pause and reflect,” the friend, identified by McLaren as David, is quoted as saying. “I think that, more than anything, he wants to tell his side of the story.”

Ghomeshi, 48, is facing four counts of sexual assault and one count of choking. His lawyer, Marie Henein, said he intends to plead not guilty.

The once-popular host of Q has been practically out of the spotlight since he was fired by the CBC on Oct. 26. The Star and other media outlets have published the accounts of several women and one man accusing Ghomeshi of harassment, physical abuse and sexual assault.

A damning report from an independent workplace investigation released in April concluded that CBC management condoned Ghomeshi’s inappropriate workplace behaviour, which included alleged sexual harassment.

Two senior executives, including head of radio Chris Boyce, left the public broadcaster the day the report dropped.

Friends, colleagues and publicists quickly scurried away from Ghomeshi as the scandal erupted last year, but according to McLaren’s piece, he is still surrounded by a close circle of “admirers,” as he readies for two trials set to take place in the first half of next year.


  • Well even Ted Bundy had admirers.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    That’s the great part about being a rapist.
    No matter what happens, your dance card is always full.
    Most women would rather be with a celebrity rapist than a beta.

    • David Murrell

      Betcha Mr. Ghomeshi gets off, given our lenient pro-criminal (in)justice system.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    I guess this reflects the feelings of his admirers.


  • Waffle

    So he liked to play his bongo in the stairwells? Can’t help it, but that triggered this little ditty:


  • To which I say: ugh.

  • Minicapt

    But will he be able to tour with Justin?