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    Quote Originally Posted by Trixie View Post
    What the fuck is with the teddy bear?
    Plushies be cray!
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    "Jian Ghomeshi doesn't have a dog.
    But when he was a young boy, he had a stuffed blue bear named Big Ears that was his constant companion.
    As an adult, the respected Canadian broadcaster, writer and musician bought a replacement Big Ears (at the urging of his therapist) to help him through some anxious moments.
    It sat with him in the car when he drove on the highway, for example.
    It was with him in a Los Angeles hotel when he wrote his book 1982.
    "Big Ears has played a really important role in my life, because I have a general anxiety disorder," Ghomeshi told a Stratford Festival Forum crowd Saturday at the Avon Theatre."



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    Quote Originally Posted by czb View Post
    i used to work with a weirdo with a teddy bear. he would bring it to meetings and set it up on the floor with a tablecloth and sit it there to watch the meeting. creepy
    That is way weird. How was even allowed?
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    Speaking of which, where is greys?
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    he actually said this about the bear? he really is not inhibited. freak

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    So it's like a real-life BDSM version of the movie Ted?
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    Fifty Shades of Ted?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SHELLEE View Post
    That is way weird. How was even allowed?
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    the freak was considered eccentric but brilliant. you'd be surprised how people like that get away with crap. i used to refuse to say hi to his teddy bear and my boss would say i was too negative and should just humor the freak. i wouldn't. hated that.
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    I would refuse to say hi to the damn bear too.
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    Why didn't Lucy DeCoutere go to the police? He assaulted her. At least it's good that she's coming out with it now to support the other women, especially since she made it clear that this was not a mutual BSDM relationship. And it seems like he isn't even into regular submissives who actually like some physical roughness, it sounds like he likes to hit women who are least expecting it, and don't even want it. If I were into BSDM I would not want this guy associated with my lifestyle.

    And the bear thing is so, so weird. Does that mean he knew on some level it was wrong?
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    Reading the bear thing makes me think of him as some deranged Mr Bean. "Oh! Look, Teddy!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by sluce View Post
    He would probably enjoy that.

    Quite the opposite actually. He is a dominant. He would NOT like to be in any kind of submissive role including being struck.
    That said....
    a person dressed in a teddy bear suit would be perfect!
    Maybe one of his victims could do the honor?


    Oh the terror in him it would create .... the unbridled holy terror
    *giggles
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    The rats are leaving the sinking ship.
    Jian Ghomeshi dumped by PR firm over ‘lies,’ sources say | Toronto Star
    Jian Ghomeshi dumped by PR firm over ‘lies,’ sources say

    Navigator, a high-profile PR firm, dropped former CBC host after Star investigation detailed allegations of assault or harassment by at least eight women.

    Jian Ghomeshi was dumped by Navigator, the high-profile crisis management firm retained to protect his public image, because the company believed Ghomeshi lied to them, sources have told the Star.

    “He lied to the firm,” said a source with knowledge of the situation.

    According to the sources, until late Sunday night, Navigator was “buying (Ghomeshi’s) story” that it was a jilted ex-girlfriend who had manufactured lies that Ghomeshi was abusive. One source said the former CBC radio star had convinced the firm that there were no other allegations and there was nothing to be “concerned” about.

    Then, as the Star reported between Monday and Thursday that at least eight women were making serious allegations of assault or sexual harassment against Ghomeshi, the firm decided at a series of meetings that it could not represent someone who, in their opinion, had lied.

    News that Navigator, as well as publicity firm Rock-it Promotions, was parting company with Ghomeshi came Thursday, the same day a ninth woman went public with her allegations.

    The Star was not able to determine if Rock-it dropped Ghomeshi for the same reason. A source with knowledge of the Rock-it situation said that the firm, which had been with Ghomeshi for two years (Navigator was a recent hire) was disappointed as more and more allegations surfaced.

    “Here was a guy (Rock-it) believed in, and it didn’t turn out that way,” a source told the Star.

    Both companies issued releases Thursday afternoon announcing they had cut ties with Ghomeshi, but neither said why.

    Generally, firms that do public relations or crisis communications work ask that the client disclose all relevant information so that they can manage difficult situations with full knowledge of all details.

    The Star’s stories revealed much more information than the firms or CBC were aware of. The stories included allegations of sexual harassment of two CBC employees and allegations of beating, choking and in some cases biting by six women Ghomeshi met over the past decade, including Trailer Park Boys actress Lucy DeCoutere. The Star is continuing to investigate allegations from more women.

    Ghomeshi, who was fired by the CBC on Sunday, wrote in a brief statement on his Facebook page on Thursday: “I intend to meet these allegations directly.”

    Rock-it has been with Ghomeshi since at least 2012, when it helped him promote his high school memoir, 1982. Debra Goldblatt-Sadowski, a principal of Rock-it, was running interference for Ghomeshi this summer when the Star was asking about allegations of abusive conduct by him toward women, sources say.

    Goldblatt-Sadowski and her team were working with two lawyers from Dentons LLP in Toronto, the firm that has launched Ghomeshi’s $55-million defamation suit against the CBC. Dentons did not answer a request for comment from the Star on Thursday.

    Two public relations firms said Thursday they had parted ways with former CBC host Jian Ghomeshi, in the wake of assault and harassment allegations from nine women.

    “Going forward, Rock-it Promotions will no longer be representing Jian Ghomeshi,” said a statement from the firm, a relatively small agency whose association with Ghomeshi had helped it grow over the years. Rock-it did not respond to questions from the Star.

    Navigator is a firm known for helping high-profile individuals and companies perform damage control at difficult times. Navigator issued a statement Thursday saying “the circumstances of our engagement have changed and we are no longer able to continue.” Officials say they have a policy preventing them from discussing current or former clients.

    The news comes as a second woman with allegations of violence against Ghomeshi publicly identified herself.

    In a piece for the Huffington Post Canada, titled “Why I Can’t Remain Silent About What Jian Did to Me,” lawyer and author Reva Seth wrote about an incident more than 10 years ago when Ghomeshi was the host of CBC television show Play. She alleges that after a dinner date, Ghomeshi grabbed her by the throat, pulled down her pants and violently penetrated her with his fingers.

    “My sexual interactions until then had always been consensual, enjoyable and fun,” she wrote. “I remember he gave me some weird lines about how he couldn’t tell if I was actually attracted to him or not, and somehow this was meant to explain his behaviour … He acted like it was all totally normal and came to the door to watch me go down the stairs and get into the cab.”

    Seth wrote that one of the reasons she decided to come forward was that she feels Ghomeshi has a “pattern that has certainly escalated since I knew him.”

    According to the Huffington Post piece, Seth first met Ghomeshi at a Loblaws on the Danforth in 2002, when she was 26, and agreed to go for dinner with him a few days later. She wrote that they hung out a few times over the summer, never doing much more physically than kissing.

    The incident Seth described happened on a Sunday night, she wrote, after the two had a drink and smoked some pot. Seth wrote that Ghomeshi became “super angry, almost frenzied and disassociated.”

    She didn’t do anything after the alleged attack because “it didn’t seem like there was anything to do,” she wrote, noting she was sharing her story now in the hopes that it will help others.

    There is currently no police investigation into the allegations against Ghomeshi because no one has complained, Toronto police Chief Bill Blair told reporters Thursday.

    “When these crimes are committed, we need a complainant,” said Blair. “We need someone to come forward and say, ‘This is what’s happened to me,’ and we will investigate that and we will do that as quickly and compassionately as we possibly can.”

    On Thursday, Ghomeshi’s profile vanished from the websites of two Canadian speakers bureaus, Keynote Speakers Canada and Speakers’ Spotlight. A cached version of the Keynote Speakers profile says: “Known for his charm, wit and sense of humour, Jian Ghomeshi is a renaissance man for the 21st century . . .

    “He tailors his talks to the audience, environment and objectives of your event and blends opinions and ideas with storytelling, personal anecdotes and lessons learned from experiences throughout his life.”

    Topics Ghomeshi would touch on at an event, according to Keynote Speakers, include rethinking the Canadian identity and art, activism and media.

    A cached version of the Speakers’ Spotlight website notes: “As warm and witty as he is sharp and serious, Ghomeshi brings class and craftsmanship to each and every engagement, whether he’s delivering a cultural keynote, hosting an event, or interviewing a person or panel of people.”

    Neither Keynote Speakers nor Speakers’ Spotlight immediately returned requests for comment. As of Thursday evening, Ghomeshi was still featured on the website for All-American Speakers Bureau in the U.S.

    Ghomeshi, who has already been dropped from hosting the Giller Prize literary awards on Nov. 10, cancelled late Wednesday afternoon a speaking engagement about arts and culture that he was set to deliver on Nov. 7 in Prince George, B.C., hosted by a local newspaper.

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    Kudos to these very brave women for putting their names out there and the details. This looks very, very bad for him.
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