Jian Ghomeshi’s lawyer is set to continue her cross-examination of “Trailer Park Boys” actress Lucy DeCoutere in a Toronto courtroom Friday.
DeCoutere is the second complainant to take the stand at Ghomeshi’s trial. She was the only alleged victim who waived her right to a publication ban.
The 45-year-old is one of three women behind five charges against Ghomeshi including four counts of sexual assault and one count of overcoming resistance by choking. The disgraced former CBC Radio host has pleaded not guilty to the charges.
DeCoutere acknowledged Thursday that her profile soared after she made public allegations against the former CBC host as Ghomeshi’s lawyer repeatedly questioned why she maintained a friendship with him following an alleged attack.
She alleges that 48-year-old Ghomeshi started choking and slapping her in the face without warning while they were kissing in his bedroom in the summer of 2003.
While she recalled vivid details of the incident when questioned by a Crown prosecutor, defence lawyer Marie Henein accused DeCoutere of leaving out key details when talking to the police.