The verdict in the sexual assault trial of Jian Ghomeshi is in, and the anger is out. Not because Ghomeshi’s acquittals were unexpected, but because many believe that they couldn’t have been avoided.
Many suspect that no victim could have been perfect enough to be believable, that none of them could have been sufficiently credible to convict him, that there would always be reasonable doubts as to their version of events, some of which happened thirteen years ago. And that those doubts would get him off scot-free.
But the accusers in this case were particularly unbelievable — not just because their stories changed multiple times and they forgot to reveal critical details before trial, but because they appeared to have an agenda. Two of them exchanged thousands of emails prior to trial; they talked of “nailing the prick” and hoping that he would grow “fat and bald”.
Read the full article on iPolitics here: The Ghomeshi trial ended ugly — the only way it could have ended