Weekend Reads Topless protester dragged out of crowd outside court after Jian Ghomeshi found not guilty

19:55  07 december  2016
19:55  07 december  2016 Source:   National Post

Statement from Kathryn Borel on Jian Ghomeshi

  Statement from Kathryn Borel on Jian Ghomeshi Statement from Kathryn Borel on Jian GhomeshiHi everyone. Thank you for coming out and listening. My name is Kathryn Borel. In December of 2014, I pressed sexual assault charges against Jian Ghomeshi. As you know, Mr. Ghomeshi initially denied all the charges that were brought against him. But today, as you just heard, Jian Ghomeshi admitted wrongdoing and apologized to me.

A topless woman was dragged from a crowd of protesters on Thursday outside the downtown Toronto courthouse where a judge acquitted Jian Ghomeshi of sexual assault and choking charges. Crown attorney Michael Callaghan was outside the court , commenting to reporters about the verdict when a topless protester stormed into the wall of microphones, shouting “ Ghomeshi guilty ,” according to footage of the incident.

Protester crashes Crown's scrum at Ghomeshi trial 0:40. Related Stories. Jian Ghomeshi to take time to 'reflect and move forward' following acquittal. Read Judge William Horkins's full decision acquitting Jian Ghomeshi . Lucy DeCoutere 'overwhelmed' by support after Jian Ghomeshi found not guilty . A topless protester is taken down by police outside the court in Toronto after she interrupted the Crown prosecutor who was responding to the ruling judge's ruling. (Evan Mitsui/CBC). Police confirmed to CBC News that the woman was arrested but released with no charges.

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A topless woman was dragged from a crowd of protesters on Thursday outside the downtown Toronto courthouse where a judge acquitted Jian Ghomeshi of sexual assault and choking charges.

Ghomeshi case not over before the former radio host speaks

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Outside court after the ruling, a topless protester was hauled away by police after shouting “ Ghomeshi guilty !” as Crown prosecutor Michael Callaghan made a statement to reporters. Ghomeshi left court and got into a car without speaking to reporters after the ruling. His sister, Jila, made a brief statement to the media, saying the past year has been “extremely painful” for their family. “My mother and I love Jian very much,” she said. “Our hardest burden has been our feeling of helplessness as we have watched him endure a punishment that was delivered not only prior to a

A topless protester crashed a media scrum outside a Toronto courthouse shortly after a judge acquitted Jian Ghomeshi of sexual assault charges on Thursday. The woman jumped in front of cameras and screamed " Ghomeshi guilty " as Crown lawyers addressed reporters. She was later released without charge, according to a Toronto Star reporter.

Crown attorney Michael Callaghan was outside the court, commenting to reporters about the verdict when a topless protester stormed into the wall of microphones, shouting “Ghomeshi guilty,” according to footage of the incident.


Police officers pulled the woman away from the crowd, and she ended up on the ground. A swarm of media surrounded the woman as police struggled to grab her and pull her up from the cold, wet ground. They managed to lead her up the stairs and into the courthouse.

“We believe survivors,” the protesters chanted.

The demonstration was organized by the Toronto Rape Crisis Centre in support of all survivors of sexual assault, and the three women who testified against Ghomeshi.

With files from Aileen Donnelly, National Post

Jian Ghomeshi trial: why the prosecution's case fell apart .
The former radio star was acquitted on multiple sexual assault charges on Thursday.On the opening day of the trial, the former radio presenter’s lawyer, Marie Henein, peppered the first of three complainants with questions.

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