March 24, 2016

Ghomeshi verdict: Do we still believe in innocent until proven guilty?

Brian LilleyArchive

The mob is angry after Jian Ghomeshi was found not guilty of sexual assault. I'm not a fan of the guy, I find him creepy, likely a bad date, but what did the evidence say or don't we care anymore?

Are we giving up on innocent until proven guilty in favour of a mob mentality?
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commented 2016-03-27 16:46:18 -0400
100 % agreed Brian, the courts acted appropriately, they did the only thing they could do.
Its just hard for me to imagine all of the 20(?) women who came forward, colluding to bring down the creep. If its so, then that is some gaggle of hatred.
Having said that, the feminists who demand that a women’s testimony trumps the findings of the court, just because ‘she was brave enough to come forward’ are dangerous and need to be knee capped. Justin should keep his big nose out of it. He is misguided as usual and only gravitates to where he sees a spotlight being directed and if it serves his own agenda.
We can’t have mob rule and the ‘feminazis’ ( I call them because they aren’t true feminists imo) cannot be allowed to think they can have that kind of power, ever.
commented 2016-03-27 02:00:33 -0400
I wondered earlier today if anybody besides disreputable independent curmudgeons would voice this opinion. Thank you Mr Lilley. If we don’t have a viable court system that the public can trust, we are reduced to resolving grievances by clubbing one another over the head with rocks
commented 2016-03-25 08:54:13 -0400
Q: If the complainants had told “the truth, the WHOLE truth” right from the beginning when they went to the police, could this have resulted in convictions?
A: Probably not, because the WHOLE truth would have led prosecutors to believe that a conviction was impossible, therefore no charges would have been laid.
There is still a charge outstanding, maybe this complainant will not be such an idiot.
commented 2016-03-25 08:20:30 -0400
Ghomeshi used his position to bang women – not a crime – may get you fired, but not a crime.

And the ladies, especially the older ones (plus 30) tend to like the rough stuff (choking, spanking, hair pulling, dog collars, face slapping, etc) and Ghomeshi was there to service them.

Again, not a crime.

But the feministas ganged up on Ghomeshi and dragged him through the legal system – the real punishment.

Jian’s lesson??? Buy hookers, find an agent to set up arrangements, or seek advice from Hollywood and find out how that deranged culture does it.

Jian’s other lesson??? Don’t fk the help.
commented 2016-03-25 02:54:54 -0400
What else can be said?

Regardless of Ghomeshi’s conduct, it was not proven to have been non-consensual or assault. The women were proven to have colluded to lie before the police and the Crown. Worse, they lied under oath. And when asked to come clean, they lied again. Ghomeshi’s lawyer made a masterful defense, going over each and every detail with a precision that’s extraordinary, slowly wearing down the witnesses until they break.

If these women were sexually assaulted, they consented to it. In the end, this truth stands … Bitches Be Crazy.
commented 2016-03-25 01:23:15 -0400
Guy’s a creep no doubt, those who date creeps (repeatedly) have their own demons , but what we saw was the proper functioning of a “legal system” as opposed to justice – no one here received justice, all were damaged by being ground up in this system – because win lose or draw, just going through the legal system is the punishment – Gomer will never fly the celeb circuit again and neither will his accusers – maybe there’s some karmic justice in that.
commented 2016-03-25 01:22:34 -0400
The complainants undermined themselves. They practically made it easy for Ghomeshi’s lawyer to discredit them during cross-examination.
Is he a scumbag? Yes.
Would I want any female relative or friend within a mile of him? Absolutely not.
Has he been proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt as required under the law? No.
Jian, meet OJ. OJ, this is Jian.
commented 2016-03-25 01:20:04 -0400
My reaction when the story started coming out was …..what kind of sex maniac is this….as the trial went on & the women were talking I started thinking differently. Why were they still communicating with him after the alleged abuse if they felt victimized & to me that did not make sense. He always said that it was consensual rough sex. Were their complaints sincere or was it retaliation for something else. I do not agree with his behaviour but the prosecutor could not prove their accusations.
commented 2016-03-25 01:06:40 -0400
It’s worse than “he said, she said”. The objective evidence showed that all three women were enthusiastic participants in the “rough” sexual relationships after he allegedly assaulted them. This is not the behaviour of someone who was shocked, angered, and afraid of being attacked. They sank their own ships. Their collusion afterword didn’t help either.
commented 2016-03-24 23:23:27 -0400
Sorry, but it was a done deal even before it started.

Too long a time frame and nothing more than “he said, she said.”

Not going to make anyone happy on the guilty side and everyone will smile on the innocent side.

Just the way it is – is the word of the woman better than that of a man or vice versa?

Without hard evidence it is not going to happen.