And now for a WTF story about a sleazy Canadian radio sex scandal (sadly, this story has nothing to do with The Deaner getting a radio show called What’s Crappenin’ with The Deaner).
CBC radio host Jian Ghomeshi (aka that guy who pissed off Billy Bob Thornton) was given walking papers by the CBC yesterday after it came to light that he was an ass-grabbing creep of the highest order. According to The Toronto Star, several women have come forward alleging that they were attacked by Ghomeshi in a variety of not-right ways after they agreed to go on dates with him. The women claim that after meeting Ghomeshi at public CBC events, he would contact them through Facebook (FACEBOOK??!?) and ask them to come over to his house for some rough sex. What he failed to mention was that “rough sex” meant greeting them at the door, Chris Brown-style, by smacking them in the face and proceeding to choke them out.
Jian claims it was all consensual, but the women say there was no safe word and they all felt fucking terrified. However, none of them filed assault charges with the police, because they were afraid it would go public. Apparently he brought that shit to work with him too; a woman who used to work with Jian at the CBC claims that he came up behind her at work one day, grabbed her ass, and told her: “I want to hate fuck you.” Ooooh, so romantic!
Of course, once the CBC found out about the allegations, they fired his ass and put his daily radio show, Q, on hiatus. Jian responded by hiring a fancy PR firm, threatening to sue the CBC for $50 million dollars, and releasing a douche-dipped statement to Facebook (that dude loves Facebook) in an attempt to clear his name. I’m not going to post the whole thing, because it’s LONG AS HELL, but here is all you really need to know:
I’ve been fired from the CBC because of the risk of my private sex life being made public as a result of a campaign of false allegations pursued by a jilted ex girlfriend and a freelance writer.
About two years ago I started seeing a woman in her late 20s. Our relationship was affectionate, casual and passionate. We saw each other on and off over the period of a year and began engaging in adventurous forms of sex that included role-play, dominance and submission. We discussed our interests at length before engaging in rough sex (forms of BDSM). We talked about using safe words and regularly checked in with each other about our comfort levels. She encouraged our role-play and often was the initiator. We joked about our relations being like a mild form of Fifty Shades of Grey or a story from Lynn Coady’s Giller-Prize winning book last year. I don’t wish to get into any more detail because it is truly not anyone’s business what two consenting adults do. I have never discussed my private life before. Sexual preferences are a human right.
Despite a strong connection between us it became clear to me that our on-and-off dating was unlikely to grow into a larger relationship and I ended things in the beginning of this year. She was upset by this and sent me messages indicating her disappointment that I would not commit to more, and her anger that I was seeing others.
And this leads us to today and this moment. I’ve lived with the threat that this stuff would be thrown out there to defame me. And I would sue. But it would do the reputational damage to me it was intended to do (the ex has even tried to contact me to say that she now wishes to refute any of these categorically untrue allegations). But with me bringing it to light, in the coming days you will prospectively hear about how I engage in all kinds of unsavoury aggressive acts in the bedroom. And the implication may be made that this happens non-consensually. And that will be a lie. But it will be salacious gossip in a world driven by a hunger for “scandal”. And there will be those who choose to believe it and to hate me or to laugh at me. And there will be an attempt to pile on. And there will be the claim that there are a few women involved (those who colluded with my ex) in an attempt to show a “pattern of behaviour”. And it will be based in lies but damage will be done. But I am telling you this story in the hopes that the truth will, finally, conquer all.
Damn, who wrote that statement, a character played by Tyler Perry? Because that’s some Jian Girl shit.
Since I’m a Canadian person, I’m pretty familiar with Jian Ghomeshi’s reputation (he falls somewhere between a 7 and an 8 on the Terry Richardson Slimy Assholes), and if that XOJane.com article from last year about a creepy Canadian pseudo-celebrity is any clue, then none of this is really that surprising. Frankly, I’m more surprised that he’s trying to sue the CBC for $50 million. Does Canadaian radio even have that kind of cash?? I hope he’s willing to accept Canadian Tire Money.
And speaking of The Deaner, you know that pussy-chasing possum is breathing a sigh of relief this morning, because for once he’s not the sleaziest dude from Canada.