New Victim Claims Jian Ghomeshi Choked Her, The Latest Assault Allegations Against Ex-CBC Star
Apr 27, 2016 08:16 AM EDT
Former CBC radio broadcaster Jian Ghomeshi faces new assault allegations from a woman who claims of being choked by the host while they were at his home. The Canadian musician was recently acquitted on four counts of sexual assault and one count of choking.
According to Vice, the woman, who cannot be identified publiclu, said she and Jian Ghomeshi met in 2013, during an industry event. That time, she was working in Toronto's music industry, while the ex-CBC star was the host of Q show. She claimed Ghomeshi asked her to go out with him numerous times for over several months and had accepted a dinner invitation with him at his house in July 2013.
During the dinner, she said nothing occurred. She claimed, Ghomeshi continued to pursue her in the following weeks, despite her excuses not to see him. However, she eventually ended up agreeing to have a drink with him. This time, Ghomeshi allegedly jumped on her, forced himself to her, choked her, and put one hand between her legs. She managed to break free and left.
The woman added that Ghomeshi kept on contacting her after the incident. His defense lawyer, Marie Henein, and Ghomeshi have not made a comment regarding the latest assault allegations, the Toronto Star reported. The source also said, the woman has not filed a complaint to the police.
In last month's not guilty ruling over Ghomeshi's sexual assault cases, Judge William Horkins found the three complainants' post-incident actions "discordant" and not what he expected from a victim of sexual assault. However, legal experts in sexual assault cases disagreed with the judge's comments.
"Women who have been assaulted by people they know act in ways that are often counterintuitive," Elizabeth Sheehy, a professor in Law in Ottawa said. Dozens of female victims accused Ghomeshi of assault which includes, being slapped, punched, choked or smothered, after the first three sexual assault case was revealed in 2014, the Guardian reported.
The prosecutors in Canada decided not to launch an appeal on his acquittal ruling over his four sexual assault and choking charges.