Society & Culture
Layman Watching: On the Ghomeshi Trial, Sexual Assault, and Lawyering ~ FWIW Episode 14
Michelle O’Doherty, a criminal defense lawyer at Bayne Sellar Boxall in Ottawa, joins me to discuss the recently concluded sexual assault trial of Jian Ghomeshi; Canada’s most prominent case in years. During our chat we touch on everything from the trial and its outcome to the way his lawyer, Marie Heinen was perceived by some women’s groups, the interview she gave to the CBC after the verdict came down (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1XB5fG7gbZ0), trying sexual assault cases in general, the ‘I believe survivors’ movement, judge vs jury trials, consent in sexual encounters, and more.
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