this case failed not because the court gave a pass to the claimed activities but because there was inconsistent testimony to make a case based on evidence
Jian Ghomeshi has been acquitted on four counts of sexual assault and one count of choking by an Ontario Court judge who says the “deceptive and manipulative” evidence of the complainants raised a reasonable doubt in the guilt of the former CBC Radio host.
In a searing rebuke of the complainants, Judge William Horkins said the evidence from all three not only suffered from inconsistencies, but was “tainted by outright deception.”
“The harsh reality is that once a witness has been shown to be deceptive and manipulative in giving their evidence, that witness can no longer expect the court to consider them to be a trusted source of the truth,” Horkins said.
There were protests on the steps in front of the court following the verdict that seemed to question the Judge’s decision. There are more than 10,000 words in his judgement which leads to the suspicion that most…
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