There's a scandal brewing in Canada and many are saying it's a prime example of rape culture.
Jian Ghomeshi is a very popular CBC host. However, the CBC just fired him without disclosing why. Ghomeshi is fighting back with a $50 million lawsuit - almost unheard of in non-litigious Canada. He's demanding reinstatement.
Why was he dumped?
He posted on Facebook Sunday that he’s kinky and about to be defamed by an unnamed ex-girlfriend and several others. (One of the women is a former CBC colleague).
The claims are that his behavior was non-consensual. There was a post on the website xoJane detailing some very creepy stuff about a “Canadian C-list celebrity”. Speculation is rampant that it's Ghomeshi.
Ghomeshi isn't taking this sitting down. He's posted a long letter on his Facebook page claiming he's been fired because of his sexual tastes that include BDSM (dominance and submission role-playing). He writes that any sexual assault allegations are false. The post has been liked almost 97,000 times as of Monday and shared by more than 39,000.
It's been proven that powerful male celebrities get away with sexual assault. Will that happen here? Would a woman lie about being assaulted? Would multiple women lie?
As of right now, the facts of the case are unknown. It will be interesting to see if they are proven to be true. And if so, will victim shaming continue across social media channels? The world is watching.
To the people supporting Jian Ghomeshi and dismissing the victims claims: Congratulations on perpetuating rape culture!— Lindsay (@Cannongirlcassi) October 27, 2014