04 February 2016

Wheels back on the bus...

Livestreaming the Jian Ghomeshi trial...

nb: livestream is still active as of February 8.

"One cop to another as Ghomeshi exits court: 'Journalists are assholes'"
lucy dchokinggoing publicCourt adjourns for day with Ghomeshi lawyer Marie Henein implying that Lucy DeCoutere's old emails may be the equivalent of the first witnesse's "string bikini" pix...another Henein hand grenade?Strangely, Henein stops for the day, rather than end on a "bombshell" note. Don't understand why Henein is giving up the current news cycle.

Can only speculate that either Marie Henein has compromising evidence and she's letting the witness stew about it overnight... or this was a bluff and she expected DeCoutere to narc herself out.

The only other possibility that suggests itself, is that Henein feels these emails are so deleterious to prosecution case that Lucy D. would fold completely (hard to imagine, I admit) and refuse to return to court.

I guess I'm stumped. Tune in tomorrow.


UPDATE: High Noon - 5 February 2016

Henein drops another nuclear bomb...lucy d crashes & burnsNo longer stumped.

Not saying Ghomeshi is a model citizen by any means, but Marie Henein just put another notch on her gun.

UPDATE2: Fool me twice, shame on me
Crown attorney Michael Callaghan called for an early adjournment at Jian Ghomeshi's sexual trial Friday saying that he had to disclose evidence to the defence related to the third complainant.

Callaghan said the woman would be the only other witness he would be calling when court resumes Monday.

LAST WORD: Wanna see the difference...

...between livestream & dead tree media?
One of the emails, sent just hours after Ghomeshi allegedly choked and slapped her, shows DeCoutere using racy language to express her sexual desire for him and regret that she didn’t spend the night with him.

She has told Ghomeshi’s sexual assault trial that she doesn’t remember sending it.
No wonder people are turning to the internet for their news and entertainment.


Anonymous said...

Bottom feeder Henein quote:
“As criminal lawyers we represent people who have committed heinous acts. Acts of violence. Acts of depravity. Acts of cruelty. Or as Jian Ghomeshi likes to call it, foreplay,”
Henein joked to the crowd of lawyers and judges.
Darling of the bullshit set.

Neo Conservative said...

whatever else you might say about henein, jian ghomeshi is getting a full & vigorous defense.


Anonymous said...

Soooo, when he is finally exonerated at the Fin du Trial, can we expect Ghom to file a $10 million wrongful axing at the CBC? Or more?

Neo Conservative said...

"anon asks... can we expect Ghom to file a $10 million wrongful axing"

i believe he has, last year, already filed a 50 million dollar claim against cbc.

the real question is... is ghomeshi guilty, as alleged, of assaulting a goodly number of women without any sort of prior consent. this, legally, in a perfect world should be what the case is decided on.

unfortunately, it will likely be decided instead on the post incident conduct of the complainants. the real tragedy here is that this case and it's attendant publicity will discourage women who are victims of assault from coming forward.