Before male feminist Jian Ghomeshi was falsely accused of several sex crimes by three different women, he endorsed listen and believe culture. When a woman claims a man harassed her, it’s your duty as a man to listen and believe. Republicans have even bought into this culture, supporting hoaxers like Michelle Fields.
The Western legal system does not abide listen-and-believe yet. Under cross examination, it was revealed that the women who accused Jian Ghomeshi of sexual assault were lying.
The full opinion is here. I’ll be update this post as I go through it.
 I find as a fact that Ms. DeCoutere attempted to mislead the Court about her continued relationship with Mr. Ghomeshi. It was only during cross-examination that her expressed interest in a continuing close relationship was revealed.
 Ms. DeCoutere testified that after the weekend in Toronto in July 2003, she definitely knew that she did not want to have a romantic relationship with Mr. Ghomeshi. She gave us her “guarantee” under oath that she had no romantic feelings for Mr. Ghomeshi. Even in her late disclosure, just prior to taking the stand, Ms. DeCoutere claimed that any personal contact with Mr. Ghomeshi following the Canada Day long-weekend in 2003 was simply an attempt to “flatten out [her] negative.” She maintained that any emails that she sent to Mr. Ghomeshi following that weekend were “indifferent” in tone and not “playful”, as they had been previously.
 Once again this was simply not true. In an email sent just two weeks later, on July 17, 2003, Ms. DeCoutere told Mr. Ghomeshi that he was “magic”. On July 25, 2003, three weeks after the alleged assault, she wrote to Mr. Ghomeshi that she was “really glad to know you”. On April 6, 2004, she wrote an email to Mr. Ghomeshi suggesting help with “an itch that you need… scratching”. On October 19, 2005, she sent him what she described herself as a “ridiculous, sexualized photo” of herself with the neck of a beer bottle in her mouth simulating an act of fellatio. As recently as September 8, 2010, she posted a Facebook message fondly recalling the 2003 Canada Day weekend.
 On July 5th 2003, within twenty-four hours of the alleged choking incident, Ms. DeCoutere emailed Mr. Ghomeshi with the message: “Getting to know you is literally changing my mind, in a good way. You challenge me and point to stuff that has not been pulled out in a very long time. I can tell you about that sometime and everything about our friendship so far will make sense. You kicked my ass last night and that makes me want to fuck your brains out, tonight.” There is not a trace of animosity, regret or offence taken, in that message.
 Five days after the alleged choking assault, Ms. DeCoutere was home in Halifax and she sent a hand-written love letter to Jian Ghomeshi. She expressed her regret that she and Mr. Ghomeshi had not spent that night together. The letter concludes, “I love your hands.” When confronted with this seemingly incongruous message, from someone who claims to have been recently choked by the recipient’s hands, she said that she was intentionally referencing the thing that had hurt her.
 Each complainant chose to come forward to the media first and then subsequently gave sworn video-recorded statements to the police.
 At trial, each complainant recounted their experience with Mr. Ghomeshi and was then subjected to extensive and revealing cross-examination. The cross-examination dramatically demonstrated that each complainant was less than full, frank and forthcoming in the information they provided to the media, to the police, to Crown counsel and to this Court.
The entire opinion is revealing. It’s a good day for due process and a great day for schadenfreude.
Jian Ghomeshi deserved to live in the world he wanted to create – a world where men go to prison based on lies.
I am glad her personally suffered. He lost his TV career. He lost millions of dollars. His legal fees were well over $500,000.
Yet his prosecution shows why what we do matters. What happened to him could have happened to any of us.
We must continue to fight for due process and continue to attack vile feminists like Ghomeshi and his like.