The credibility of the first complainant in the Jian Ghomeshi sex assault trial has reportedly been torn to shreds by defence counsel Marie Henein.
Ghomeshi’s lawyer accused the woman of lying under oath after it was revealed that she had been dishonest about her history of contact with the disgraced CBC host.
The woman told police in the fall of 2014 that she did not attempt to contact Ghomeshi following his alleged assault on her in his home back in 2003. She claimed that her feelings of hate towards the man were so strong, she couldn’t stand the sight or sound of him.
However, Henein presented the court with two emails that were sent by the woman to Ghomeshi at least one year after the alleged assault took place. In these emails, the witness praised Ghomeshi, and even attached a photo of herself in a red bikini.
The witness claims that she was merely attempting to reestablish communication with Ghomeshi so that she could confront him on the 2003 assault.
“That was just to bait him. I did not want Jian Ghomeshi,” the woman claimed.
Henein also questioned why the witness’s testimony on the assault in Ghomeshi’s home (where she was allegedly punched in the head multiple times) differed from what she told police.
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