Ghomeshi lawyer tells The National trial was ‘devastating to many people’

danger-will-robinson“I know what my role is in the system, I know what my ethics are, I know who I am and I’m not about to send myself back into the kitchen because someone doesn’t like what I do.”

And… Marie Henein, Jian Ghomeshi’s lawyer, denies she has betrayed women


Trigger Warning – Star and CBC links ahead.

  • V10_Rob

    Caught chunks of Peter Mansbridge interviewing Ghomeshi’s lawyer, who was explaining what should have been the patently obvious about the fundamental principles: presumption of innocence, burden of proof on the prosecution. He tried several times to get the conversation going about how that wasn’t fair in cases of alleged sex offences, that normal legal rules should be set aside. He didn’t just ask for the sake of argument, to address the “some people say…”, he really wanted to push the feminist line that all ‘victims’ must be believed and so on.

    • DavidinNorthBurnaby

      Why in the world would you inflict such a thing on yourself? I would rather drive large needles into my eyes and ears than witness such drivel. I think Mancrush “transitioned” some time ago and is just staying in the closet about it. Probably slinks around his home in a negligee.

    • How do people like that get jobs?

  • AmicusC

    not going to give them the click, for anyone that watched it was there a nice clear “just because an allegation is made doesn’t mean a crime occurred”
    bonus points for her if she pointed out she could make the allegation that mansbridge stole her car. she could file the report and take it to court. doesn’t mean mansbridge stole that car.

    • It needed to be said though in my heart I believe the women were assaulted they did however fry themselves.

      • AmicusC

        details are a little muddied for me right now, I don’t believe lucy was assaulted at all. her behavior her messages I do not believe there was an aspect that was non consensual, one of the protected peopleI believe the same thing. the other protected person it is muddied and it may or may not have its unclear.
        I don’t like the guy, as much as I hate false accusations, Iam kinda glad it happened to this guy based on his statements and stances prior to these allegations. I think the guy probably likes it rough. I think not everyone he tries it with likes it. but for these three women it very much comes off more as women that didn’t get the relationship they wanted rather than they were actually assaulted.

  • kkruger71

    Had a bit of this type of discussion with the manager at my part-time job this morning on my way out. Couldn’t keep quiet when she said Ghomeshi’s lawyer should go to jail for the way she treated those poor women on the stand. No matter what I said about due process, innocent until proven guilty, etc, none of which she could argue, she kept circling back to how mean it was and “this is why women won’t come forward”. She also had the blankest look on her face and could clearly not wrap her head around the concept that a potentially innocent man can be ruined by these allegations. I mentioned that he lost his job, his standing in the community, and despite being found not guilty is still being called a rapist in parts of the media and will never have the same earning potential or reputation he had, and the only reason to presume he is guilty at this point is to believe people proven to be liars in court, so to assume such is based entirely on the preconceptions and bias of the viewer.

    • Alain

      When ruled by emotion and without reasoning ability, this is what you get every time.

    • Sentence first trial later seems to be a very commonly held position among the pseudo-feminist type.

      • AmicusC

        this is why like victims the accused in these trials should be subject to publication bans. it doesn’t matter what happens in court damage is done and there is no getting that toothpaste back in the bottle

      • Waffle

        That’s what happens when you take a stroll through Wonderland or Through the Looking-Glass.

        Mansbridge was totally out of his depth. I was disappointed the camera person didn’t give us a glimpse of Marie’s famous Manolo-shod tootsies.

        • Alain

          Has there been a time when Mansbridge was not out of his depth?

          • Minicapt

            When he was seven years old, he once paddled in the kiddies’ pool in the nearby park.


          • DavidinNorthBurnaby

            And now he drinks Justanidiot’s bath water.

        • felis gracilis

          “Mansbridge was totally out of his depth.”
          Absolutely right. She handed him his ass and he looked at it like it was a hole in the ground.

          • Waffle

            LOL — a rabbit hole!

          • DavidinNorthBurnaby

            LOL. Great line. 😀