Jian Ghomeshi was once a superstar in Canada. He was in a popular band in the 90s that was nominated for Juno Awards and then as a CBC TV & Radio presenter. His talk show “Q with Jian Ghomeshi” was a huge hit across Canada airing twice per day with a popular YouTube channel and it aired on over 170 public radio stations at its peak between 2007-2014.
Then he was accused of sexual assault and battery losing his big gig and being a precursor to the string of men who would be indicted in the #MeToo movement that began in 2017. He tried to reshape his narrative with a factually challenged essay in 2018 which served to show he really hadn’t learned any lessons at all.
Then we talk about a Bay Area broadcaster who ISN”T a Creep!
This episode is helped by our friends at:
- Secret Life: The Jian Ghomeshi Investigation by Kevin Donovan (Investigative journalist The Toronto Star)
- The Guardian: “Jian Ghomeshi Essay Met with Backlash”
- The Guardian: Jian Ghomeshi Apologizes to Former Employee
- The Guardian: Jian Ghomeshi Verdict
- The Guardian: “I Dated Jian Ghomeshi”
- The Guardian: How One Essay Brought Down a NY Institution
- Canadaland: Fact-Checking Jian Ghomeshi Essay
- New York Review of Books
- The Star: Jian Ghomeshi is Fired Over Sex Allegations
- The Star: Ghomeshi used CBC phone to tape abuse
- The Star: Kathryn Borel Statement
- Wikipedia: Jian Ghomeshi
- Jian Ghomeshi interviews Billy Bob Thornton (2009)
- CTV-TV “Jian Ghomeshi Video All My Fans Make Me Sick” (1996)
- CBC-TV “What is a Peace Bond”
- The Cut: “What I Know About Jian Ghomeshi”
- CBC-TV “The Unmaking of Jian Ghomeshi” 5th Estate
- CBC-TV “The Trial of Jian Ghomeshi”
- CBC Radio Interview with author Kevin Donovan
- Global News.Ca: Jian Ghomeshi Facebook Post in Full