Thoughts on CBC and Jian Ghomeshi ?

posted 2 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

 

AB Bride:  I think it’s sad that gossip fuels so many people.

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

AB Bride:  I  disagree. The CBC can do what it thinks best as an employer, he can grieve and sue. They can both do it without our gossiping about the situation.  Some people think celebrities are fair targets for any kind of gossip. He has so far not been convicted of anything.

How would you feel if someone was publically gossiping about your sex life? and/or the fact that you were fired? I think it’s such an immature, hateful thing to do.

When I said “people fueled by gossip” I meant starting a thread on a site like this, not what the CBC knows or doesn’t know.

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

AB Bride:  This why gossip (which this is) is so harmful. You have now associated sexual assault with his name. He has not been charged with or convicted of sexual asault. He admits to an varied sex life including consensual domination and submission.  He claims these allegations are from a vindictive ex-girlfriend.

Again I ask you, how would you feel if your employer fired you because they received information that you like whipping your husband when you have sex?

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Well he likely came forward to try and get ahead of the story before it devolved into accusations from faceless, nameless people. If the media had come forward with this, and he said nothing we’d all be saying “why isn’t he speaking up for himself?! It obviously is true!” He was pretty much damned if he did and damned if he didn’t.

I hope the stories are untrue for everyone involved. But I do think it’s important to remember that he hasn’t been charged with a thing, and I do think it’s questionable that he was fired for what at this point is just rumours. Regardless of who owns the CBC, he has the right to a fair trial, and that shouldn’t be occuring in the court of public opinion before he was even charged. That’s not fair to him, nor is it fair to the women involved, who very well may be victims of a sexual assault.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

AB Bride: I would be willing to bet my last dollar that you in the minority with that opinion. Most people will argue that silence=guilt. Look at any court case that plays out in the media.

He has a reputation to uphold, and personal and professional relationships to maintain. If I were him I wouldn’t just sit back silently and hope this blows over. These are serious allegations, and a court case could take years.

If he hasn’t been charged with anything, then it is, in fact, rumour and hearsay at this point. That doesn’t mean it won’t eventually be proven, but as of right now, it’s a he-said, she-said. And until he is charged, and found guilty, he shouldn’t lose his job over it. What he is accused of is disgusting, and I hope untrue, but at this point that’s all it is: an accusation.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I think the CBC acted too quickly. If they had concerns about him assaulting someone and there were charges being brought against him then that would be one thing. As it stands the CBC has agreed that all of this was consensual and he didn’t assault anyone (based in the information they received). They fired him because of his preference sexually which I feel is none of their damn business. No one should care what he does in his bedroom as long as it’s legal and he’s not hurting anyone. 

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

AB Bride:  again with the rumours. I’d be careful if I were you making allegations like that. What business is it of yours?

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