May 10, 2018

VICTORY: Justice for assaulted Rebel reporter — thanks to you!

Ezra LevantRebel Commander


We finally got him, that thug who hit our reporter Sheila Gunn Reid in the face at the Women’s March last year.

His name is Dion Bews. We sued him for assault and battery. And this week, we won. The judge was scathing in his comments. But first, a reminder:

In January, 2017 our Alberta bureau chief, Sheila Gunn Reid, reported on the Women’s March at the Alberta Legislature in Edmonton.

And when this male feminist, an NDP activist with a lip ring, saw Sheila, swore at her, said he was going to hit her, and then he did.

We offered a $1,000 reward for anyone who could identify him, and by the way, it was his “friends” who gave him up. We gave that info to the police, who charged him. And he was convicted.

But Sheila wasn’t informed of that court date, so she wasn’t allowed to testify or give a victim’s impact statement, which is her legal right. So that shocking video of Dion Bews threatening her and punching her was never shown to the judge.

Instead, Bews said he was the victim — he said that people were really mean to him on Facebook about it.

Dion Bews was convicted, but he got off with just 30 hours of community service.

Even worse, the left-wing media turned Bews into the victim. The CBC actually published a conspiracy theory that claimed Sheila wasn’t hit in the face by Dion Bews.

So we sued him in civil court, so Sheila would finally be able to show a judge this videotape, and to tell her side of the story.

We didn’t sue for a lot. It obviously wasn’t about the money. It was about Dion Bews admitting that what he did was wrong, and that he needed to apologize.

We offered to drop the suit if he admitted that he hit Sheila, apologized, and give $1,000 to a battered women’s shelter.

He refused.

So it went to trial — and this time Sheila was there.

And she won.

I'll share the judge's decision. You have to hear it.

Judge Sharek has ordered Bews to pay Sheila $1,000. That’s pretty normal, in civil court cases, for one punch.

Then the judge did something very unusual:

He awarded Sheila another $2,500 for punitive damages.

But the judge had one more thing to say, about Sheila as a journalist. You’d think other media would say this, or journalistic organizations, or women’s organizations. But they won’t.

"The fundamental freedom of the media as provided for in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees that the media shall have the freedom to report and provide opinion with respect to such public events as the 2017 Women’s March. To seek to curtail the media’s right to report and opine on the event, such as the Defendant Bews did here, was unacceptable..."

So, has any journalism organization or anyone in the Media Party condemned Bews now? What do you think?

We were the ones who found the criminal.

Or more to the point — you were. Our viewers.

We had a great lawyer who kept his fees reasonable. But we still spent $36,000 on the lawsuit. (I'll show you the invoices.) Because justice demanded it.

If you want to help us cover that legal bill, I’d be grateful — please CLICK HERE.

And thank you again!

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commented 2018-05-11 13:07:02 -0400
Paul Taylor, you’re right, Bews does look like a weasel.
commented 2018-05-11 11:01:21 -0400
This little turd DION BEWS even looks like a little weasel. I’ll bet if a guy faced him he’d piss his pants. It takes a certified grade A coward to hit a woman.

I believe in Karma, and this little coward is going to get his.
commented 2018-05-11 09:10:57 -0400
My lawyer once told me that their fees are so high because it keeps law suits from being trivial. He said that not everyone can have their day in court. That’s the most honest answer I got out of him. I am shocked at the cost of this civil suit. It should be passed on to the AB legal system who denied Sheila the right to present her side of the story in the criminal case.
commented 2018-05-11 07:42:18 -0400
Tammie Putinski-Zandbelt commented 6 hours ago
“I am countering your claim there are no paid trolls. They clearly exist, Hilary hired an army of them through David Brock. There is a division of this same company here in Canada. …”

It is going on and the more “Jack” protests the more he proves that you are correct. The two following links are pretty interesting, one being an actual interview (CTV). It is nothing new, it has been going on for years perhaps decades, what gives one pause though is the viciousness of the attacks by the leftie army of trolls nowadays, the left have become extremely violent both on the internet and on the street.

Published on Mar 9, 2011
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpVUYGcgtjw&feature=youtu.be
CTV Confirms Government(s) employing Internet Trolls, Shills & PR Agents to ‘correct misinformation’
http://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/yes-there-are-paid-government-trolls-on-social-media-blogs-forums-and-websites
commented 2018-05-11 06:41:19 -0400
“the one thing I’m struggling to understand is why the loser who assaulted Sheila isn’t required to pay the legal fees and court costs?”

https://www.sotosllp.com/2016/01/litigation-costs-in-ontario-where-the-loser-pays-and-the-winner-also-pays/

Individuals interested in commencing litigation should be aware that, despite the “loser pays” system in Ontario, it is unlikely that a successful party will recover all of the money they have expended in funding the litigation. Good counsel, however, can work with their clients to better manage litigation costs by structuring the litigation to maximize the probability of success while minimizing risk. The importance of settlement offers and the adverse cost consequences of ignoring them should be considered to ensure that a party’s victory does not come at too high of a cost.
1 Tossonian v Cynphany Diamonds, 2015 ONSC 766.

Ontario law site:
https://www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/english/about/pubs/cjr/firstreport/cost.php

The perp claimed he “feared” Sheila originally, want to place a wager that the perp also claimed “poverty” when it came to paying court fees?
commented 2018-05-11 02:52:33 -0400
Hi Ezra,

In an email you sent to The Rebel subscribers on May 10, 2018 titled “VINDICATED: An Edmonton judge condemns the NDP thug who punched our reporter Sheila Gunn Reid”, you stated:

“If you want to help us cover that legal bill, I’d be grateful — please click here, or go to www.DionBews.com. We’ve named the website after him, to remind him, and the world, of what he’s done.”

I thought that was a cute tactic to draw attention to this coward’s despicable actions.

However, as of 3 AM on May 11 (Ontario), clicking the link “www.DionBews.com” in your email redirects to https://www.therebel.media/shock_video_rebel_reporter_attacked_by_alberta_ndp_thug.

The webpage www.DionBews.com, as you put it, “to remind him, and the world, of what he’s done” does not appear to exist.
commented 2018-05-11 02:27:37 -0400
Years ago, I won a court case and had enormous legal bills, it wasn’t a criminal case.
I could have purchased a condo.
commented 2018-05-11 02:20:08 -0400
Tammie Putinski-Zandbelt….“the one thing I’m struggling to understand is why the loser who assaulted Sheila isn’t required to pay the legal fees and court costs?”

Yes Tammie, that is the question that many people here are asking.
Imagine Sheila going home to her husband and he asks, DID YOU WIN DEAR ? Yes, the Judge agreed with me on everything, so I only lost $33,000.00. GOOD FOR YOU DEAR.
commented 2018-05-11 02:03:17 -0400
Candyland is for sheep….Baaaahhhhh Resurrected Jack!

This thread is not about Ford.

You were the beta male sticking up for a fellow beta male who assaulted Sheila. Your claims on this thread are simply laughable. So yeah, bugger off!
commented 2018-05-11 02:01:34 -0400
Drive-By-Jack is back and in full attack mode as per usual. His civility never lasts long.

We need to recognize his divine powers. Powers so strong that even though he was not at the march nor in either court room he knows what really happened. To which we can only chant:

The voice of a god and not of a man,
The voice of a god and not of a man.
The voice of a god and not of a man.
commented 2018-05-11 01:52:03 -0400
Ron, the one thing I’m struggling to understand is why the loser who assaulted Sheila isn’t required to pay the legal fees and court costs.
commented 2018-05-11 01:37:17 -0400
Resurrected Jack, you have wasted enough real estate on this thread, so bugger off.
Stop posting links to CandyLand, we know you are trying to direct traffic when you do this.
commented 2018-05-11 01:34:35 -0400
Ron, I think Sheila wanted the judge to see the video, hear her testimony & that of other witnesses. She was not given this opportunity in criminal court. The civil case gave her the opportunity to present evidence and obtain a ruling in a lawful trial. It was a fight based on principle, it was an expensive fight. The judge ruled in her favour and basically said, had the judge in the criminal court actually heard all of the evidence there would have likely been a different outcome. This can only happen in a trial. There was a plea agreement in it’s place, without any input from Sheila.

No criminal trial, the POS plead guilty to a lesser charge.
commented 2018-05-11 01:23:41 -0400
Dear Ezra and Sheila,

Congratulations on winning the criminal conviction and now the civil suite against that low-life coward Dion Bews.

Ezra stated that in the civil suit, Judge Sharek ordered Bews to pay Ms. Reid $1,000 and another $2,500 for punitive damages.

However, why didn’t The Rebel sue Bews to recover your full legal costs of $36,000 in addition to the punitive damages the Judge awarded?

I realize it might take time to get that money from Bews, but it would have been his responsibility and headache to make good on that debt, had you have been awarded full cost recovery as well.

It just makes no sense to “win” a civil suit when it will cost you more than ten times the amount in legal fees than you expect to be awarded from winning the law suit.

Never show any mercy to people like Dion Bews. They will only stop their cowardly acts of violence if the punishment they receive is significant.

Again, congratulations on your moral victories!
commented 2018-05-11 01:19:49 -0400
So, getting back to the Beta male who recently lost his case in civil court, he has been exposed for the violent cretin that he is.
commented 2018-05-11 01:19:43 -0400
Tammie Putinski-Zandbelt…..I understood what happened in both court cases, I just don’t understand why these strange things happened without Sheila being told.
When Sheila filed the assault charge, she had to say what happened, and give the tape as evidence, but apparently a flee bargain was given without looking at the video.

The Civil Trial went in a normal way except paying $36,000 to maybe receive $1000 is a brick short, especially when he pleaded guilty of a lesser charge in the first Trial.
In other words the culprit already received his punishment; why go to a second court when you will surely get almost nothing, and end up with a large pre-determined expense.
commented 2018-05-11 01:14:11 -0400
I am countering your claim there are no paid trolls. They clearly exist, Hilary hired an army of them through David Brock. There is a division of this same company here in Canada.

The researcher you call batshit crazy has uploaded some very fascinating videos which tend to appeal to people who are not neo-marxist ideologues. I can see why you have a problem with her mini-documentaries.
commented 2018-05-11 01:08:15 -0400
David Brock has already been reported on, though msm really hasn’t picked up on how sick this guy really is. Dems are finished with him and want him to go away…wonder why!
commented 2018-05-11 00:54:31 -0400
You hardly had time to investigate before calling this careful researcher batshit crazy. Don’t worry, David Brock will be in the news in the not so distant future.
commented 2018-05-11 00:36:54 -0400
Resurrected Jack, there is a troll army hired by Media Matters US – probably in Canada as well.
You don’t like to hear it, well, too bad.

Oh, your little attack is pitiful.
commented 2018-05-11 00:15:29 -0400
Media Matters Canada probably has the same problems as it’s US parent company. They hire trolls on meth, pedophiles and lawbreakers.
commented 2018-05-11 00:12:42 -0400
Resurrected Jack, you lack game, your posts are lame.
commented 2018-05-11 00:04:36 -0400
Jack Carter maybe 6 years for criticizing Islam in the UK if legislation is passed, of curse you are in denial about that. It will happen in Canada as well if Justin is in power , your denial will not change that.
commented 2018-05-11 00:01:49 -0400
Jack Carter i got o left wing strongholds like Whyte Ave all the time, some of the pussies say things now and then but they always walk away when asked to debate or explain. TYPICAL PROGRESSIVES!
My favorite is my I STAND WITH ISRAEL shirt i got from the IDF. They cry when they are told facts. LMAO! Now if this ever happens to your wife make sure you say the same.
I hate to tell you that lefties do not decide what is right or wrong or who the law applies to.
commented 2018-05-10 23:58:56 -0400
Jack Carter leave my what? I get out more than you do halfwit. I have been more places than you in Canada. Now go perform fellatio for nickels for CBC.
Just read the full decision. 20 The assault and battery of Ms. Gunn by Mr. Bews were unprovoked. There is no evidence either on the video or of the independent witnesses to support the notion that Ms. Gunn in any way antagonized or provoked Mr. Bews.

What part of this is beyond your understanding Jack?
commented 2018-05-10 23:56:48 -0400
Hyacinth, so true!