Society Lets talk about this weirdo Canadian rescued in Afghanistan

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  1. jason73

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    they offered to let him resign quietly without giving reason

    "I was given the choice to walk away quietly and to publicly suggest that this was my decision." That's what Jian Ghomehsi said in his infamous Facebook post. CBC management offered to stand silently by while he hushed it all up- or so he claimed.


    Today I was fired from the company where I’ve been working for almost 14 years – stripped from my show, barred from the building and separated from my colleagues. I was given the choice to walk away quietly and to publicly suggest that this was my decision. But I am not going to do that. Because that would be untrue. Because I’ve been fired. And because I’ve done nothing wrong.

    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.

    As friends and family of mine, you are owed the truth.

    I have commenced legal proceedings against the CBC, what’s important to me is that you know what happened and why.
    Full text: Jian Ghomeshi’s Facebook post on why he believes CBC fired him
     
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  2. JonJonesBeard

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    Well, considering he hadn't done anything...
     
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    your version sounds better to my ear but has is just as correct in that particular example.
     
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    This keeps getting better.
     
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    Hey, just saw this.

    Never argue with me again, I am too sensitive to handle it.

    Thx
     
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    I only hit my wife with broom handle because she asked me to, Joshua Boyle testifies



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    Former Afghanistan hostage Joshua Boyle says he had grown tired of indulging his wife’s spanking fantasies by late 2017, and only reluctantly hit her with a broom handle when she requested it.

    Testifying for a fifth consecutive day in his own defence, Boyle told court that he gave his wife, Caitlan Coleman, “a few half-hearted swats” on the buttocks after she asked to be spanked for mistreating their children.

    “She often asked for those sorts of things,” he testified, adding later in his cross-examination, “She enjoyed it.”

    Boyle said he was particularly annoyed on this occasion because she’d interrupted the children’s bedtimes.

    “I had conveyed many times it was not an appropriate time for this,” Boyle testified.

    “I was annoyed, yes. I was tired of indulging her fantasies. As I said, I was looking to get a divorce.“

    Boyle said he stopped spanking his wife as soon as she indicated any discomfort.

    Asked by Crown attorney Jason Neubauer if hitting his wife bothered him, Boyle said, “It bothered me that she wanted it and she wanted me to do it. It bothered me she still had these issues. … It was a ceremony in her mind.”

    Boyle’s version of events was in marked contrast to the scene described by Coleman when she testified earlier this year.

    Coleman told court that Boyle made her select something with which to be spanked after she failed to meet his required number (14) of weekly ejaculations. Coleman said she chose a broom and Boyle struck her hard seven or eight times across the buttocks as she stood with her hands against their bedroom wall.

    “After that, he gave me a hug and told me to do better next time,” she said.

    Boyle has repeatedly denied assaulting, confining or sexually assaulting his wife, and has insisted that he exerted no power or control over her in the relationship.

    “I had no power over her and I never wished to have power over her,” he told court Tuesday.

    Earlier, Boyle testified that his wife did not wash enough after they returned from captivity in Afghanistan, and that his complaints about her poor hygiene triggered a memorable “fit”.

    On Nov. 5, 2017, Boyle, Coleman and their three children were supposed to meet his parents in downtown Ottawa, he told court.

    Coleman has testified that, on that day, the couple fought, Boyle forced her into the shower, hit her across the face and supervised as she took three pills of trazadone, his anti-depressant medication.

    Boyle told a different story.

    He testified that on the day in question, he “advised Caitlan to bathe” before they left their hotel room to meet his parents.

    “I don’t remember if I invoked the fact both my mother and father had complained about Caitlan’s hygiene,” Boyle told court. “Meeting in public was often embarrassing for them.”

    Boyle said he had encouraged his wife to resume Canadian-style washing habits. “But, understandably, it took time,” he testified. “She had been living for five years in a cell in Afghanistan.”

    He admitted that his suggestion may not have been tactful, particularly since Coleman was self-conscious about the issue.

    Boyle said his request caused Coleman to have a fit, and that she started to hyperventilate and to babble. When she eventually went to the shower, he went online to look up whether trazadone — a drug he had been prescribed for nightmares — was also indicated as a treatment for panic attacks.

    It was, Boyle said, and so he brought his wife the recommended dosage: 150 milligrams.

    Boyle told court he either handed his wife the pills or left them on the toilet tank.

    “I indicated to her, ‘It’s here,’ and I left,” he testified.

    He flatly denied Neubauer’s suggestions that he confined her in the bathroom, hit her in the face and forced her to take his medication.

    Boyle said he didn’t consider it a serious matter to offer his wife some trazadone.

    While they were hostages in Afghanistan, he said, there was no such thing as a prescription and his family had to manage with the drugs they could obtain.

    “I had been practising medicine for half a decade without a licence in Afghanistan,” he said in disputing Neubauer’s suggestion that his actions put his wife at risk.

    Boyle has been charged with assault and administering a noxious substance in connection with the events of Nov. 5, 2017. They are among the 19 charges he faces, and to which he had pleaded not guilty.

    He is expected to return to the witness stand Wednesday.


    I only hit my wife with broom handle because she asked me to, Joshua Boyle testifies
     
  8. Splinty

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    I suspect this is true
     
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