What’s your choice for the most sickening passage in Jian Ghomeshi’s “Truth”

Lots to choose from I’d say.

Mine is his attempt to portray it all as nothing more than the adventuresome sexcapades of an Annex sophisticate…why something everyone in CBC circles would understand. I’m sure Lynne Coady and the Giller Prize people were thrilled at the mention. You can read Jian’s “Truth” here.

About two years ago I started seeing a woman in her late 20s. Our relationship was affectionate, casual and passionate. We saw each other on and off over the period of a year and began engaging in adventurous forms of sex that included role-play, dominance and submission. We discussed our interests at length before engaging in rough sex (forms of BDSM). We talked about using safe words and regularly checked in with each other about our comfort levels. She encouraged our role-play and often was the initiator. We joked about our relations being like a mild form of Fifty Shades of Grey or a story from Lynn Coady’s Giller-Prize winning book last year. I don’t wish to get into any more detail because it is truly not anyone’s business what two consenting adults do. I have never discussed my private life before. Sexual preferences are a human right.

Jian the sophisticate.

jian the sophisticate

Update – here’s the heart of the statement of claim – Jian Ghomeshi files $55M lawsuit against CBC

After learning of the allegations being made about him, Ghomeshi trusted the CBC with “confidential and sensitive information about his private life,” and an internal investigation found the allegations to be false, the lawsuit alleges.

The lawsuit alleges that the “confidential” information was “of a deeply personal nature and was shared with the CBC when Mr. Ghomeshi was concerned about avoiding the publication of false allegations against him and managing the response to those allegations if they became public.”

Terminating Ghomeshi based on that information is a breach of confidence, the statement of claim alleges.

“Mr. Ghomeshi would not have shared information about his private life with the CBC had he appreciated the CBC would ultimately use the information provided to it to terminate his employment.”

Interesting Article on BDSM and the Law in the Globe

“But, when it comes to BDSM – or at least its more intense versions – the law doesn’t actually care about consent. The Supreme Court has said that a person cannot consent to assault. While the cases have typically arisen in the context of bar room brawls or hockey violence, other courts have applied the same reasoning to the sexual context. So, if a sexual activity causes bodily harm, a person cannot consent to it.”

On the chances of Ghomeshi’s Suit – Jian Ghomeshi’s potential CBC lawsuit is hopeless — even if he’s telling the truth

“Jian Ghomeshi’s threatened $50-million lawsuit against the CBC has everything to do with strategy and PR — but nothing to do with legal entitlement.

Quite apart from the fact that his actual damages likely do not exceed 2% of that figure, unionized bargaining-unit employees (as CBC broadcasters are) can’t sue in court for wrongful dismissal.  This suit will almost certainly be quickly struck down by the courts without Ghomeshi recovering a penny.

Whether or not the violence he is accused of was consensual, as he maintains, or criminal, as some unnamed accusers are reportedly claiming — none of the allegations being proven — this is the era of Ray Rice, Donald Sterling and Brendan Eich: No major corporation relying on public goodwill will permit itself to be saddled with household name “talent” that could destroy or even substantially impair its brand. And there aren’t many judges or arbitrators who would argue that they should be forced to.”

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