CBC Fires Q-Creator Jian Ghomeshi For Having a Sex Life?

CBC Fires Q-Creator Jian Ghomeshi For Having a Sex Life?

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Just 2 weeks after losing his father, Jian Ghomeshi loses his job for having a sex life. It shouldn’t have been necessary for Ghomeshi to write this letter to the public in the first place. I feel bad for the guy. What he does in his personal life, regardless of which aspect, shouldn't be grounds for fire especially when it doesn't affect his professional image - which for me and, I’m assuming many others, it didn’t. 

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I’ve been fired from the CBC because of the risk of my private sex life being made public as a result of a campaign of false allegations pursued by a jilted ex girlfriend and a freelance writer.

I don't really know what the CBC is thinking especially because he's such a prominent figure for their brand. Sure, they have Peter Mansbridge, George Strombopolous, and the HNIC hosts (Ron MacLean and Don Cherry) but Jian Ghomeshi was probably the struggling corporation’s most internationally renowned television and radio host. Aside from Hockey Night in Canada, Q is the only other saving grace for the CBC

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I have been open with the CBC about this since these categorically untrue allegations ramped up. I have never believed it was anyone's business what I do in my private affairs but I wanted my bosses to be aware that this attempt to smear me was out there... I did this in good faith and because I know, as I have always known, that I have nothing to hide. This when the CBC decided to fire me.

If they'd shown any solidarity behind him despite the slander, or multiple allegations, they would've gained Ghomeshi’s respect rather than the $50 million lawsuit they will now be facing. Especially in a day and age where sexual exploration is embraced, to be fired on the basis as private and as irrelevant as his sex life is in itself unprofessional and utterly ridiculous. The network is now at risk of losing a fan base for one of few shows they own that had any followers at all.

UPDATE

As soon as Ghomeshi decided to post to his Facebook page about this whole shabang, The Toronto Star came forth with a piece pointing out the fact that they've been working on this story since May (earlier this year), and that they had absolutely no evidence or proof of the allegations, which is why they decided not to put any of it online. 

So far, we know that four women have come forth with allegations against Ghomeshi to The Toronto Star.  No names, except that we know one of them was a co-worker. None of these women agreed to identify themselves, and none of them have gone to the authorities to file a complaint against the radio-star. “There are no investigations or complaints against him,” said Const. David Hopkinson, a spokesman for the force. The authorities have no interests in pursuing anonymous allegations at this time, which means that these women need to make a move, before it's too late. 

The story currently remains in the "He Said/She Said" zone. The fact that these 4 women would like to remain anonymous or hide their identity seems pretty fishy, but understandable, due to the nature of the allegations, and the fact that an anonymous blog writer got publicly ridiculed for even posting about such a story earlier this year.  On the other hand, why would Ghomeshi file a lawsuit against the CBC if he is in fact a perpetrator of sexual assault? People online are speculating of a PR firm concocting this whole thing for Ghomeshi in order for him to soften the blow to avoid any repercussions. Others are still siding with Ghomeshi saying he was just one of those kinky dudes that liked rough sex.

All of this remains unanswered, and we will be updating you, as this whole story unfolds.

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