Ghomeshi Trial.. And Tribulations

A brief round up of things Ghomeshi. I’ve been busy with work the last couple of days and am just catching up myself. As an aside people have been asking why I have accompanied each Ghomeshi post with a Sailor Moon pic. Frankly it’s because it struck me that this entire fiasco was rushed to trial on a wave of feminist group think that has turned our legal system into a cartoonish mockery of justice. The women were genuinely lead to believe that their accusations against Ghomeshi would be the only thing on trial and not their own actions as revealed in a series of embarrassing omissions . Like a Sailor Moon plot good would triumph over evil simply becuz girls.

I believe they were assaulted. I also believe Ghomeshi will walk.

Sailor Moon Gif








Sailor Moon was just a cartoon after all.


The defence’s dramatic, deft close

Those who braved Thursday’s bitter cold to line up for closing arguments in R. v. Ghomeshi were rewarded with a spectacle of legal footwork by the defence team so deft some of it was destined to have gone unnoticed. In her submission to Ontario Court Justice William Horkins, Marie Henein made it clear Jian Ghomeshi was not the only one on trial. No. So were the three complainants, as the defence made clear in its 92-minute final submission. Even more, the Canadian judicial system itself was being assessed, which meant any verdict the judge rendered would have profound systemic implications: “High-profile trials by their nature attract strong public emotions,” Henein said, reading from a Supreme Court of Canada decision. “It is especially in high-profile cases where the justice system will be on display. The counsel must do their utmost to ensure that the outcomes of these cases are built on facts and not on emotions.”

Why watching the Ghomeshi trial might actually embolden victims to come forward

“Is it possible, Ms. DeCoutere,” Heinen continued a few minutes later, “that you just seem to forget the stuff that just shows you’ve been lying?”

DeCoutere replied that she was under the impression that “brevity” and “succinctness” were critical to her initial police interviews, and that she thought the Crown would follow up with further investigation. Her knowledge of the workings of the legal system, she said, was limited to just what she had seen on American TV.

For what it’s worth, I believe them: DiManno

The trial of Jian Ghomeshi unfolded the way it did because the complainants were swaddled in fuzzy investigative treatment.

Sailor Moon falls for it again










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  • kkruger71

    I believe they might not have been expecting it to be rough and went along with it(and in a couple cases actually enjoyed it) while they thought they might get either a relationship or job prospects. When neither of those things materialized and they realized he was a “love ’em and leave ’em” type, they had buyers remorse. Some were spurned lovers, others gold diggers that didn’t get the payoff they expected. And I suspect some of the accusers are just people wanting fame, sympathy, or the like.

    • I believe the ongoing communication was motivated by the prospect of career advancement.

      I am not buying that any of the 3 victims were so horribly traumatized by the “assaults” that they forgot their ongoing communications or in fact were motivated to continue communication with Ghomeshi because they were so unhinged by the violence.

      That’s just victim-hood claptrap like the notion that women must be believed 100% whenever an allegation of sexual assault is made.

      • kkruger71

        Just to be clear, I was including more than the three official complainants, I was also factoring all the ones that went to the media to “tell their story” as well.
        Agreed about the continued communication. Getting pretty tired of these “unless you have been…” arguments on things. It’s getting used on more and more (mostly feminist) issues as a way to stifle disagreement without having to answer the substance of the objection.
        Sadly, I’d say about half of the rape accusations I’ve seen in my expanded social circle have turned out to be false. Accusations need to be taken seriously 100%, not believed 100%.

      • Solo712

        The problem here seems to be something called “retroactive falsification of the mind” of the accusers. Their actions immediately after the incidents absolutely exclude the understanding the event as “an assault” at the time it happened. It “became” a criminal matter later, when they became disappointed with Ghomeshi (and learned of other women he treated similarly), when they decided that he in fact did assault them and should sit in jail for that. The fact of the matter is that there is a population of women who love the thrills of rough sex. You only have to google out “erotic choking” to get scores of tips how to do it right ! Many distinctly like the masochist role but of course at some point they will hate themselves for it because it is at odds with the current gender ideology. So they will empower themselves to be to overcome their victimhood ! But looking at it from a common-sense point of view, how can a judge rule that a woman was assaulted in a first romantic encounter when Ghomeshi bit her, when she gives him a blow job in a park the very next day ? How can you blame Ghomeshi for concluding he was giving the bitches what they wanted ?

        • They were aided and abetted by the feminist victim-hood narrative swallowed hook line and sinker by the media, police and crown. This was a politicized legal lynch mob that had nothing to do with facts or truth, it just had to fit the desired narrative.

  • Brenda

    I thought the Sailor Moon pics were there to convey the alarming ditziness of the accusers.

    • Yes that is the point. That’s why I referred to the cartoonish mockery of justice this trial became. sorry if i did not make that clear enough. Still in their defense I can’t help but believe the women were mislead by the police, crown and their own lawyers about what to expect.

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        What did they really expect?
        A better job?

    • El Martyachi

      Don’t believe it.. he’s trying to turn us into gayer bronies.

  • UCSPanther

    I think what will be seen is that Ghomeshi is a perv, and these women knew what they were getting into when they agreed to come to bed with him.

    I never cared for the guy when he was on radio back in the day. I found his show the typical Ceeb formula: Mindless chatter and just plain boring.

    • The world has already judged Ghomeshi, his public outing and shaming is far worse to a weirdo like him than any jail sentence I suspect.

      • canminuteman

        I think he is a total creep, but these women look so trashy I am actually feeling sympathy for him.

  • BillyHW

    Maybe the muslims have it right and a woman’s testimony worth only half that of a man’s in court.

    (I kid, I kid.)

  • Frances

    What I found most interesting is all the emails and other memorabilia kept – presumably by Ghomeshi – for many years. Does anyone else keep such a treasure trove from discarded lovers?

    • This seems more an “insurance policy” than keepsake memorabilia.

      • Frances

        Agreed, Cat. Did you ever feel the necessity of keeping such “insurance”? Me neither.

    • Clausewitz

      I hear that psychopaths and serial killers are big on keeping trophies of their exploits.

      • that statement could be used to sum up selfie vanity facebook culture as well