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American Woman

By Randy Bachman, Burton Cummings, Jim Kale and Garry Peterson

Uh!

American woman, stay away from me
American woman, mama, let me be
Don't come a-hangin' around my door
I don't wanna see your face no more
I got more important things to do
Than spend my time growin' old with you
Now woman, I said stay away
American woman, listen what I say

American woman, get away from me
American woman, mama, let me be
Don't come a-knockin' around my door
Don't wanna see your shadow no more
Coloured lights can hypnotize
Sparkle someone else's eyes
Now woman, I said get away
American woman, listen what I say, hey

American woman, said get away
American woman, listen what I say
Don't come a-hangin' around my door
Don't wanna see your face no more
I don't need your war machines
I don't need your ghetto scenes
Coloured lights can hypnotize
Sparkle someone else's eyes
Now woman, get away from me
American woman, mama, let me be

Go, gotta get away, gotta get away
Now go go go
I'm gonna leave you, woman
Gonna leave you, woman
Bye-bye
Bye-bye
Bye-bye
Bye-bye
You're no good for me
I'm no good for you
Gonna look you right in the eye
Tell you what I'm gonna do
You know I'm gonna leave
You know I'm gonna go
You know I'm gonna leave
You know I'm gonna go, woman
I'm gonna leave ya, woman
Goodbye, American woman



Taking Care of Business

By Randy Bachman

You get up every morning
From your alarm clock's warning
Take the 8:15 into the city

There's a whistle up above
And people pushin', people shovin'
And the girls who try to look pretty

And if your train's on time
You can get to work by nine
And start your slaving job to get your pay

If you ever get annoyed
Look at me I'm self-employed
I love to work at nothing all day

And I'll be...
Taking care of business, every day
Taking care of business, every way
I've been taking care of business, it's all mine
Taking care of business, and working overtime
Work out!

If it were easy as fishin'
You could be a musician
If you could make sounds loud or mellow

Get a second-hand guitar
Chances are you'll go far
If you get in with the right bunch of fellows

People see you having fun
Just a-lying in the sun
Tell them that you like it this way

It's the work that we avoid
And we're all self-employed
We love to work at nothing all day

And we been...
Taking care of business, every day
Taking care of business, every way
I've been taking care of business, it's all mine
Taking care of business, and working overtime

Take good care of my business,
When I'm away, every day, whoo!

You get up every morning
From your alarm clock's warning
Take the 8:15 into the city

There's a whistle up above
And people pushin', people shovin'
And the girls who try to look pretty

And if your train's on time
You can get to work by nine
And start your slaving job to get your pay

If you ever get annoyed
Look at me I'm self-employed
I love to work at nothing all day

And I'll be...
Taking care of business, every day
Taking care of business, every way
I've been taking care of business, it's all mine
Taking care of business and working overtime

Takin' care of business





Sour Suite

By Burton Cummings

Don't want to listen to my telephone ring
Or sing "ding-a-ling" or talk about a thing
Not this mornin'

I don't want to think about the night before
Or maybe it's a bore behind that open door
Got no time for that this mornin'

If I had the mind or I had the time
Maybe I could throw together a new kind of rhyme
And tell about my warnin'

But it's too late now
It's too late now
It's too late now

I don't want to think about a runaway dad
That took away the only thing that I've ever had
Don't even miss him this mornin'

I don't want to think about a cold goodbye
Or a high school buddy got a little too high
I can't help him out this mornin'

Reviewers laugh at me so I go out to see
And perhaps it's just as well, 'cause I'd rather be in hell
Than be a wealthy man this mornin'

But it's too late now
It's too late now
It's too late now

Whatever happened to images? 'cause now they're gone
And worn out phrases just keep a-hangin' on
Whatever happened to homes as opposed to houses?
A conversation, sayings as the evening drowses?

It's just like four six two oh one
It's just like four six two oh one

Whatever happened to early morning urban skies?
And broken faces, half with melting eyes?
Enough of riddles that just play with time
Cause I'm still here and I can't beg a dime

I'm back here in four six two oh one
I'm back here in four six two oh one

Some bed is waitin' for me 'round the corner now
I gotta find it and try and hang on for a little while
Back here in four six two oh one, yeah
Mmm, there's gotta be a few small changes made

Don't want to listen to my telephone ring
Or sing ding-a-ling or talk about a thing
Leave me alone this mornin'



Undun

By Randy Bachman

She's come undun
She didn't know what she was headed for
And when I found what she was headed for
It was too late

She's come undun
She found a mountain that was far too high
And when she found out she couldn't fly
It was too late

It's too late
She's gone too far
She's lost the sun
She's come undun

She wanted truth but all she got was lies
Came the time to realize
And it was too late
She's come undun

She didn't know what she was headed for
And when I found what she was headed for
Mama, it was too late

It's too late
She's gone too far
She's lost the sun
She's come undun

Too many mountains, and not enough stairs to climb
Too many churches and not enough truth
Too many people and not enough eyes to see
Too many lives to lead and not enough time

It's too late
She's gone too far
She's lost the sun
She's come undun

It's too late
She's gone too far
She's lost the sun
She's come undun

She didn't know what she was headed for
And when I found what she was headed for
It was too late
She's come undun

She found a mountain that was far too high
And when she found out she couldn't fly
Mama, it was too late
It's too late

She's gone too far
She's lost the sun

She's come undun!

No, no, no, no, no, no, no!



No Time

By Randy Bachman & Burton Cummings

(No time left for you)
On my way to better things
(No time left for you)
I found myself some wings
(No time left for you)
Distant roads are callin' me
(No time left for you)
Da-n-da-n-da-n-da

No time for a Summer friend
No time for the love you send
Seasons change and so did I
You need not wonder why
You need not wonder why
There's no time left for you
No time left for you

(No time left for you)
On my way to better things
(No time left for you)
I found myself some wings
(No time left for you)
Distant roads are callin' me
(No time left for you)
Dey-n-dey-n-dey-n-dey

No time for a gentle rain
No time for my watch and chain
No time for revolving doors
No time for the killin' floor
No time for the killin' floor
There's no time left for you
No time left for you

No time for a Summer friend
No time for the love you send
Seasons change and so did I
You need not wonder why
You need not wonder why
There's no time left for you
No time left for you

No time! No time! No time! No time!
No time! No time! No time! No time!
I got, got, got, got no time!
I got, got, got, got no time!
I got, got, got, got no time!
No-no-no, no-no-no, no time!
No-no-no, no-no-no, no time!
I got, got, got, got no time!
No-no-no, no-no-no, no-no-no, no-no-no, no-no-no, no-no-no, no time!
I got no time, got no time, got no time, got no time, got no time, got no time, got no time

Bannatyne


Bannatyne


Bannatyne

Bannatyne

Bannatyne

Bannatyne



These Eyes

By Randy Bachman & Burton Cummings

These eyes, cry every night for you
These arms, long to hold you again

The hurting's on me, yeah
I will never be free, no, my baby, no no
You gave a promise to me, yeah
And you broke it, and you broke it, oh no

These eyes watched you bring my world to an end
This heart could not accept and pretend

The hurtings on me, yeah
I will never be free, no, no, no
You took the vow with me, yeah
And you spoke it, and you spoke it, babe

These eyes, are crying
These eyes have seen a lot of loves
But they're never gonna see another one like I had with you

These eyes, are crying
These eyes have seen a lot of loves
But they're never gonna see another one like I had with you

These eyes, cry every night for you
These arms, these arms long to hold you, hold you again

These eyes, are crying
These eyes have seen a lot of loves
But they're never gonna see another one like I had with you


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Winnipeg's a hot freezing town!

Inquiry needs to see explicit nude photos of Judge Lori Douglas: Lawyer

Winnipeg Sun, October 28, 2014

Some members of a committee who recommended Justice Lori Douglas be appointed to the bench were later shocked to learn explicit photos of her had been posted on the Internet, a Canadian Judicial Council inquiry was told Tuesday.

"Some of them will come and say that when it was made public in 2010, they almost fell from their chair, they were so surprised," said inquiry independent counsel Suzanne Cote.

That contradicted the evidence of Justice Martin Freedman, chair of the committee, who testified in 2012 that committee members were well aware of allegations that Douglas's husband Jack King had solicited a client to have sex with Douglas and posted nude pictures of her on the Internet.

Cote is opposing a motion by Douglas's lawyer to quash the inquiry, derailed two years ago following the resignation of original independent counsel Guy Pratte and the subsequent resignation of the original inquiry panel.

"This is not a matter for summary dismissal," Cote said. "The evidence is far from complete."

Cote said former federal justice minister Irwin Cotler is expected to testify he was "completely unaware" of the Internet pictures when he agreed to appoint Douglas to the bench in 2005. Had he known about the pictures, "he will say this would have raised issues about her judgment," Cote said.

"You cannot ignore the evidence of the person appointing the judge," she said.

King, the Winnipeg lawyer whose actions set the inquiry in motion, died last October. An inquiry was ordered into Douglas's conduct after one of King's former clients, Alex Chapman, went public in 2010 with revelations that King, seven years earlier, had tried to lure him into a sexual tryst with Douglas, then a lawyer in private practice, and had posted nude pictures of Douglas on the Internet.

Douglas, who has yet to testify at the inquiry, has always maintained she had no knowledge of her husband's actions.

Chapman told King's law firm of his overtures in June 2003 and negotiated a $25,000 agreement to keep quiet. Chapman was later ordered to repay the money after a judge ruled he had violated the nondisclosure agreement.

The inquiry is tasked with determining whether Douglas failed to disclose knowledge of the Internet pictures when she applied to become a judge, whether she changed a personal diary entry after learning she was the subject of an investigation, and whether her continuing presence on the bench undermines the integrity of the justice system.

Regardless of what other people knew, "it is arguable (Douglas) had the obligation to explicitly disclose that the (pictures) had been in the public domain," Cote said. "She did not make such a disclosure."

Sheila Block, Douglas's lawyer, said the inquiry panel should not look at the pictures, arguing it would be a further violation of her privacy.

Cote said the panel has no choice but to view the pictures.

"You are obliged to see the pictures to come to a conclusion," she said. "You cannot simply ignore what it is that these images depict."

Re: Winnipeg's a hot freezing town!

CANADA & GEMORRAH:

The real reasons Jian Ghomeshi is suing the CBC

[Kike] Howard Levitt | October 28, 2014

Since Jian Ghomeshi’s strategy must have far more to do with his reputation and re-employability than any potential reinstatement (he won’t be), his interest lies in doing his best to ensure both that his narrative prevails and that those with a different tale to tell are silenced. This multi-million action, however frivolous legally, might just accomplish that.

“Curiouser and Curiouser,” Alice exclaimed, in her plea from Wonderland — which pretty much describes the ever-evolving perambulations in former radio host Jian Ghomeshi’s fight against his  firing from the CBC. Ghomeshi has no right to sue his former employer, and yet here he is proceeding with filing his$55-milliion lawsuit. It looks bizarre until you realize that what the lawsuit is really about isn’t winning in court: It’s about Ghomeshi being able to say whatever he wants in legal documents with total protection from being sued for libel himself, while intimidating women from going public with allegations of assault at Ghomeshi’s hands.

Unionized bargaining-unit employees (as CBC broadcasters are) can’t sue in court for wrongful dismissal. This suit will almost certainly be quickly struck down by the courts without Ghomeshi recovering a penny. Keep reading.

What we know is that Ghomeshi has filed a lawsuit despite the fact that, as a unionized employee, he has no recourse to sue — and that he and his lawyers must know that. Ostensibly curious indeed!

We can also safely assume that the CBC would never have taken lightly the prospect of firing one of its biggest stars. The corporation had to have concluded that the damage from keeping Ghomeshi would be greater than the opprobrium it would get from firing him.

We can also assume that Ghomeshi would not have posted his very personal account of his sexual eccentricities on Facebook, only increasing that story’s traction. Not unless he knew that a far more powerful attack, and bigger story, was otherwise inevitable, and hoped to quickly clip its wings.

The themes of a jilted, revenge-filled lover, anxious to bring down a powerful male (Ghomeshi’s version of things) can have some resonance — unless there is a more compelling contrary narrative (as in, the later reports alleging that Ghomeshi violently assaulted a number of women). Particularly when that  latter story has a plethora of willing witnesses. Ghomeshi and his legal and PR team’s job is to ensure that such a contrary narrative never gathers momentum (or witnesses).

But if Ghomeshi knows, as he must, that his civil case will be quickly dismissed, there appear to be two good reasons to file the suit anyway: One, it gets his story onto the public record, without any possible recourse.  Statements of claim are privileged; through this claim, Ghomeshi, like any litigant, can get anything he wishes onto the public record with absolute legal impunity. The arbitration process where his case must ultimately end up due to his unionized status, is entirely private.

Unlike with his more moderate Facebook posting, Ghomeshi cannot be sued for whatever he decides to state in his claim, however libellous it is. Issuing a statement of claim — however frivolous — is therefore often a PR masterstroke. It gets his message onto the public record, and reported, without any fear of legal repercussion. Indeed, the claim (which is currently getting thousands of readers online) pretty viciously disparages the CBC’s management.

The same impunity, by the way, applies to the CBC, which is why it should get its own, equally privileged, version onto the public record in the form of a statement of defence before Ghomeshi drops his case, which he assuredly eventually will.

But in this contest of wills and narratives, there is an even more compelling reason for him to sue civilly. If the anonymous accusers are weighing whether to go public, a $55-million action must give them pause.

Who is going to risk being potentially sued for defamation by a party who has already assembled a team of lawyers and PR agents and showed a readiness to take on even the comparatively powerful CBC for $55-million? Given that they have already been painted by Ghomeshi’s version of events as being into BDSM kink — something they may not even be, or may not want known to friends and family — how quickly will any accusers come forward publicly now and risk being joined to this outsized action?

This claim was issued just as Ghomeshi left the workplace, normally the time when accusers finally feel protected enough to complain. That is why I recommend that my employer clients suspend employees accused of misconduct while continuing their investigation, in the hopes that others now feel sufficiently protected to rise out of the woodwork.

Since Ghomeshi’s strategy must have far more to do with his reputation and re-employability than any potential reinstatement (he won’t be), his interest lies in doing his best to ensure both that his narrative prevails and that those with a different tale to tell are silenced. This multi-million action, however frivolous legally, might just accomplish both.

Howard Levitt is senior partner of Levitt & Grosman LLP (levittgrosman.com), employment and labour lawyers. He practises employment law in eight provinces and is author of The Law of Dismissal in Canada. “Employment Law Hour with Howard Levitt” airs Sundays at 4 p.m. on CFRB in Toronto.

Re: Winnipeg's a hot freezing town!

Darcy Oake is from Winnipeg. He could just make the nude photos of the ugly old mudshark judge disappear.

Who listens to BBC 2?

Not one Randy Bachman riff, but lots of trash:

Radio 2's Greatest Guitar Riffs (25th August 2014)

1. Led Zeppelin - Whole Lotta Love
2. Guns N’ Roses - Sweet Child O' Mine
3. AC/DC - Back In Black
4. Deep Purple - Smoke On The Water
5. Derek and the Dominos - Layla
6. The Smiths - How Soon Is Now? [TRASH]
7. Status Quo - Down Down
8. Dire Straits - Money For Nothing
9. The Kinks - You Really Got Me
10. Pink Floyd - Money
11. David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust
12. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Purple Haze
13. Manic Street Preachers - Motorcycle Emptiness
14. T. Rex - 20th Century Boy
15. Arctic Monkeys - Do I Wanna Know?
16. Metallica - Enter Sandman
17. Chuck Berry - Johnny B. Goode
18. Rush - The Spirit Of Radio
19. Bon Jovi - Livin' On A Prayer
20. Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit
21. Free - All Right Now
22. Fleetwood Mac - Oh Well
23. Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sweet Home Alabama
24. Cream - Sunshine Of Your Love
25. The White Stripes - Seven Nation Army
26. Black Sabbath - Paranoid
27. The Rolling Stones - I Can't Get No (Satisfaction)
28. The Beatles - Day Tripper
29. Ocean Colour Scene - The Riverboat Song
30. Pearl Jam - Alive
31. Queen - One Vision
32. The Cult - She Sells Sanctuary
33. Sex Pistols - Pretty Vacant
34. Blue Öyster Cult - Don't Fear The Reaper
35. Radiohead - No Surprises
36. Focus - Hocus Pocus
37. Oasis - Cigarettes & Alcohol
38. Queens of the Stone Age - No One Knows
39. The Who - I Can't Explain
40. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Under The Bridge
41. Van Halen - Ain't Talking 'Bout Love
42. Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run
43. The Stone Roses - Fools Gold
44. The Shadows - Apache
45. Bryan Adams - Run To You
46. Faces - Stay With Me
47. Blondie - Atomic
48. Eagles - Life In The Fast Lane
49. Dr. Feelgood - Milk And Alcohol
50. Soundgarden - Spoonman
51. The Clash - Should I Stay Or Should I Go
52. Rage Against the Machine - Killing In The Name
53. Michael Jackson - Beat It
54. Thin Lizzy - Don't Believe A Word
55. Aerosmith - Walk This Way
56. ZZ Top - Sharp Dressed Man
57. Muddy Waters - Mannish Boy
58. Duane Eddy - Peter Gunn
59. Chic - Good Times
60. Franz Ferdinand - Take Me Out
61. Dick Dale - Misirlou
62. Blur - Song 2
63. Television - Marquee Moon
64. Lenny Kravitz - Are You Gonna Go My Way
65. INXS - Need You Tonight
66. U2 - Pride (In The Name Of Love)
67. Johnny Kidd & The Pirates - Shakin' All Over
68. Isaac Hayes - Theme From Shaft
69. The La’s - There She Goes
70. The Cure - Boys Don't Cry
71. Roy Orbison - Oh Pretty Woman
72. The Police - Every Breath You Take
73. Link Wray - Rumble
74. The Sweet - Blockbuster
75. The Knack - My Sharona
76. Edwyn Collins - A Girl Like You
77. Tom Petty - Runnin' Down A Dream
78. The Breeders - Cannonball
79. Steppenwolf - Born To Be Wild
80. Joan Jett and the Blackhearts - I Love Rock N Roll
81. John Lee Hooker - Boom Boom
82. Rainbow - Long Live Rock 'n' Roll
83. Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley
84. Buddy Holly - Words Of Love
85. The Byrds - Mr Tambourine Man
86. The Isley Brothers - That Lady
87. Survivor - Eye Of The Tiger
88. Electric Light Orchestra - Ma-Ma-Ma-Belle
89. Eddie Cochran - C'mon Everybody
90. Foo Fighters - Wheels
91. R.E.M. - The One I Love
92. Earth, Wind & Fire - September
93. The Black Keys - Lonely Boy
94. John Cougar - Jack And Diane
95. The Dandy Warhols - Bohemian Like You
96. Primal Scream - Rocks
97. Jet - Are You Gonna Be My Girl
98. Beck - Loser
99. EMF - Unbelievable
100. Daft Punk - Get Lucky (feat. Pharrell Williams)

Who? Randy Bachman

Bachman quit The Guess Who in 1970. 1970!

They sold more singles in the US that year than any other band. Apart from "Sour Suite" they never recorded a single good song after that. They got worse and worse, and became a joke.

Burton Cummings only wrote one good song solo in 50 years. And what he did business-wise with the song-rights is a disgrace. And his solo records are crap.

Bachman went on to record three rock classics. They all made a LOT of trash (most of it was trash), but Bachman is the kind of hardworking rock (and amateurish jazz) guy who first made a record in 1962 and just keeps playing and playing (even now) until he hits upon the occasional very inspired riff and catchy vocal hook.

He has had and still has a good life, never even drinking coffee, never mind smoking anything or drinking alcohol (Cummings the drunk-driver ridiculed him for being so un-rock-n-roll).

He's a very decent and very happy guy. In that business/industry he is a rare case of extreme success.

If Bachman had had band-mates and more co-songwriters who could match his talent, then he'd have made more good singles, but he never left Canada, and I guess never really fit in with arrogant, big-headed, drugged out mostly-fake rockers.

Every major Anglophone pop and rock star from Canada who was successful left. Neil Young, Avril Lavigne, Alaniss Morissette, Celine Dion, Bryan Adams.

Bryan Adams is English, and went back to his homeland. He was just in Vancouver during his teens and early twenties, and he wasn't happy, which is why he worked hard to become a global star. He didn't get Canadian citizenship until late in life.

Most of those who stayed like to be big fish in small pools, or were just "one-or-two-hit wonders".

(Kikes Cohen & Anka left too.)

I think a few country or folk singers stayed, such as Ian Tyson and Gordon Lightfoot, but that's a different world. Less about business. More loyal fans. And easier to keep the same style for years.

Re: Who? Randy Bachman

Randy still plays live, very well!

http://centennialconcerthall.com/2014/08/randy-bachmans-symphonic-overdrive/

He also has the only good radio show on CBC, and one of the few good pop-rock shows in the world on non-internet radio. Everything else in playlisted to death. They let him just go in and play songs he likes or finds interesting or thinks people might like. And he has his guitar with him, and plays chords/melodies before or after many tracks, and explains why they are good songs and who they are "borrowing" from.

He's also very healthy, looks good, and speaks well. None of the usual druggy rock loser slurring words or bad memory. And he has funny stories about touring and people he met. He's really like a friendly happy old granda.

http://www.randysvinyltap.com/main.php

Re: Re: Re: Who? Randy Bachman

Live right now :)

Re: Re: Who? Randy Bachman

Listened for half an hour. He played Pink Floyd, The Diamonds, Prince, Janis Joplin, Joe Cocker with Jimmy Page, Aerosmith.

Funny story about how he "illegally" touched Prince's Egyptian guitar at Paisley Park. And about jamming with Joplin and Grateful Dead on train where he was the only non-stoned guy. Talked about seeing The Diamonds live as a kid. And about being with Joe Cocker in NY on 9/11. And about Aerosmith opening for BTO on 1972 tour. Interesting show. Very familiar and personal. He called it "the soundtrack of my life".

Cops Investigating Ghomeshi

Toronto police investigating 3 assault complaints against by Jian Ghomeshi

Police investigating 3 complaints against Ghomeshi

Toronto Police say they are investigating three complaints about former radio host Jian Ghomeshi and are appealing for information.

Police provide update on Ghomeshi investigation

Toronto Police provide an update on their investigation into sexual assault allegations against former radio host Jian Ghomeshi.

Toronto Police are investigating allegations against former CBC radio star Jian Ghomeshi. CP24's Arda Zakarian reports.

By Will Campbell, The Canadian Press, November 1, 2014

TORONTO -- Three women have now filed abuse complaints against fired CBC star Jian Ghomeshi and investigators are looking into reports of a "graphic" video in the network's possession, police said Saturday.

"These people have come forward. They've seen that other people are talking about it and it's brought it back up in their lives," Insp. Joanna Beaven-Desjardins told reporters after confirming a third person has come forward with allegations.

"At this point, these are allegations. He has not been convicted of anything, these are allegations. We are trying to get all the information from our reportees -- our victims -- first, so that we have the best evidence to move forward," with the assault and sexual assault investigation, Beaven-Desjardins added.

Police have not sought an interview with Ghomeshi, she said, but investigators will approach him "when the evidence leads us to that point."

Ghomeshi has said he has engaged in rough sex, but that it was always consensual, and said he was fired as a CBC Radio host because of the risk that his sex life would become public "as a result of a campaign of false allegations."

Ghomeshi said the firing came after he "provided" network officials with information he claimed showed consent.

As many as nine women -- two named -- have alleged in the media he attacked them physically and/or sexually without warning, but none had gone to police until Friday. Ghomeshi said Thursday on Facebook he would meet the allegations "directly," but that he won't discuss "this matter" further with the media.

Word of police involvement came hours after the CBC announced on Friday that the emergence of "graphic" evidence that Ghomeshi had caused physical injury to a person prompted his firing last Sunday.

Beaven-Desjardins says police believe someone has viewed "graphic evidence of physical injury to a woman" and are looking into the possibility of video footage.

"That's something we have to confirm -- we don't know if there is a video or isn't a video... we have to do our due diligence." She said police haven't yet contacted the broadcaster but plan to do so.

The Toronto Star quoted unnamed sources in a report on Friday that Ghomeshi showed his bosses videos depicting bondage and beating during sexual activities in an effort to show bruising could happen and still be consensual.

The paper said it had not seen the videos but had heard from unnamed sources that Ghomeshi is in them.

When asked if CBC had seen a video with Ghomeshi in it, spokesman Chuck Thompson said in an email Saturday only that "On Thursday, Oct. 23, CBC saw, for the first time, graphic evidence that Jian Ghomeshi had caused physical injury to a woman. We have reached out to the police and will fully co-operate with their investigation."

Ghomeshi and his lawyer have not responded to questions from The Canadian Press regarding the allegations or the Star report.

Beaven-Desjardins said it's believed there may be more complainants -- including outside Ontario -- and appealed to them, or anyone with information relating to the allegations, to contact police.

Police have already contacted media outlets that have published accounts of the alleged abuse, asking them to tell their sources to contact the force's sex crimes unit, she said. Work on the investigation, which Beaven-Desjardins described as in its "infancy," began after the stories first ran earlier in the week.

"I felt that it would be better for us to get ahead of it and see exactly what's coming together" in case an alleged victim approached police, she said.

The allegations have made headlines across the country and led to discussion about sexual consent and violence against women -- publicity Beaven-Desjardins believes encouraged the complaints.

"It was an opportunity for it to be brought to the forefront in our society. And the way that our community gathered around it, and they were disgusted by it and knew that something had to be done, it allowed the alleged victims to come forward and get their story out."

One of the women who contacted police was "Trailer Park Boys" star Lucy DeCoutere, her publicist has confirmed, but Beaven-Desjardins wouldn't offer any details on the three complainants.

DeCoutere told the Toronto Star she first met Ghomeshi in 2003 at the Banff World Media Festival and later went on a date with him in Toronto. She alleges that when they returned to his home, he pressed her up against a wall, choked her and slapped her across the face several times.

Ghomeshi, 47, has launched a $55-million lawsuit against the CBC for breach of confidence and defamation. He has also filed a grievance alleging dismissal without proper cause that damaged his reputation.

The CBC has hired an independent investigator to look at its handling of the situation after at least one former employee said she had complained about his behaviour to a union rep, who spoke to his executive producer, but nothing substantive was done.




Timeline: Ghomeshi affair began with news he was dealing with personal issues

The Canadian Press, October 31, 2014

TORONTO -- "Thanks for all the well wishes, you guys. I'm OK," radio star Jian Ghomeshi tweeted on Oct. 24 after CBC announced he was taking a leave from the network to deal with unspecified personal issues. Here's some of what unfolded in the days that followed.

Oct. 26: CBC announces it has cut ties with the "Q" radio host after receiving "information" about him.

Oct. 26: Ghomeshi issues a lengthy Facebook post saying he has engaged in rough sex, but says it was always consensual. He says he was fired from CBC because of the risk that his sex life would become public "as a result of a campaign of false allegations."

Oct. 27: The Toronto Star publishes a report detailing allegations from three women who say Ghomeshi was physically violent to them without their consent during sexual encounters or in the run-up to such encounters. Ghomeshi -- through his lawyer -- responded that he "does not engage in non-consensual role play or sex and any suggestion of the contrary is defamatory." The Star reported none of the women filed police complaints. The newspaper also reported that a fourth woman who worked at the CBC alleged that Ghomeshi "approached her from behind and cupped her rear end in the Q studio" and made a sexually obscene comment to her during a story meeting. The Star reported Ghomeshi told the newspaper that he did not understand why it was continuing to pursue allegations when "my lawyers have already told you it is untrue."

Oct. 27: Ghomeshi's lawyers file a lawsuit suing the CBC for $55 million plus special damages and alleging breach of confidence, bad faith and defamation. The CBC did not immediately file a formal statement of defence, but a spokesman said the public broadcaster plans to "contest this matter vigorously."

Oct. 28: The CBC issues an internal memo saying it is conducting a "continuing investigation" into a claim of misconduct against one of its employees. The memo never named Ghomeshi directly, but said it became aware of the claim through a story published in the Toronto Star.

Oct. 29: CBC current affairs radio show "As it Happens" airs an interview with a woman who alleges Ghomeshi punched her repeatedly in the head without warning. The woman said she did not go to police and felt emboldened to come forward after reading the allegations in the Toronto Star. The woman was not named.

Oct. 29: The Toronto Star publishes another article, saying eight women now allege abusive behaviour by Ghomeshi. "Trailer Park Boys" actress Lucy DeCoutere agrees to be identified in connection with her allegations against Ghomeshi. DeCoutere accused Ghomeshi of choking her "to the point she could not breathe" and slapping her "hard three times on the side of her head." The Star said Ghomeshi, his lawyers and public relations staff had not responded to allegations in their latest report.

Oct. 30: Ghomeshi issues a Facebook post saying that he intends to "meet these allegations directly," but adding he will not communicate with the media.

Oct. 30: The CBC says it is hiring a third-party company to conduct an investigation in the wake of allegations against Ghomeshi. It also says CBC is making counsellors available to employees.

Oct. 30: Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair says there is no investigation underway against Ghomeshi, adding someone must lodge a formal complaint in order for a probe to be launched. None of Ghomeshi's accusers had reported going to police with their allegations.

Oct. 30: Two public relations firms, Navigator and Rock-it Promotions, issue statements saying they no longer represent Ghomeshi

Oct, 30: Another woman, identifying herself as Reva Seth, writes an article for the Huffington Post involving her own allegations of an aggressive, non-consensual encounter with Ghomeshi.

Oct. 31: CBC issues a memo to staff saying it saw "graphic evidence" that Ghomeshi had caused physical injury to a woman. This evidence, it said, was seen on Oct. 23 and was the reason behind the decision to fire the Q host. In the memo, Executive Vice-President Heather Conway said Ghomeshi also had a letter from two journalists that made allegations about his private life. The Star never contacted the corporation directly about them, she said. "When directly confronted, Jian firmly denied there was any truth to those allegations," Conway said.

Oct. 31: The Toronto Star publishes a story saying Ghomeshi showed CBC executives videos of some of his sexual encounters.

Oct. 31: CBC president Hubert Lacroix issues a public statement saying he's shocked, saddened and angry at the torrent of allegations against Ghomeshi.

Oct. 31: Various organizations and individuals all announce they are parting company with Ghomeshi. Penguin Canada says it will no longer publish his next book, talent management company "The Agency Group" stated it would no longer represent him, and pop singer Lights issued a Facebook statement saying she was dropping Ghomeshi as her manager after 12 years of working together.

Oct. 31: Toronto Police say they are investigating Ghomeshi after two women have come forward with complaints.

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"Every major Anglophone pop and rock star from Canada who was successful left."

Seems basically true, except I think Rush stayed there.

Maybe Geddy Lee has a place in Miami or Kikestan.

"BEST R&R HALL/SHAME ACCEPTANCE SPEECH" :

http://whatdoyoubelieve.blog.fc2.com/blog-entry-2840.html

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