Amazing thoughts from Pixelated Notions on the Jian Ghomeshi trial.
A few days ago, I read an article regarding the Jian Ghomeshi trial and how there was a dramatic twist when Ghomeshi’s defense lawyer, Marie Henein, presented evidence showing that Lucy DeCoutere, one of three women who accused Ghomeshi of assault, contacted him a few times after the alleged assault. This is legally significant and, quite frankly, pretty great work by Marie Henein as a lawyer, because it helps discredit DeCoutere as a reliable witness since she had previously testified that she did not make any contact after the alleged assault. I cannot be mad at Henein for doing her job. What I can be angry with is the response it has received.
Sure, this may mean that DeCoutere has lied. Does this mean she lied about the whole thing? Definitely not.
Victims of assault, especially of sexual assault, don’t always stop contact afterwards and ignore the person who assaulted…
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