CBC Fired Its Radio Star Host over a Rumor

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(Newswire.net — October 27, 2014)  — Popular CBC’s radio host Jian Ghomeshi posted on his Facebook page that he was fired because of risk of his private sex life made public. Apparently, Ghomeshi’s ex girlfriend and a freelance writer launched a rumor to get back at him.

With “no formal allegations, no formal complaints, no complaints, not one, to the HR department at the CBC and (and no charges, I have lost my job based on a campaign of vengeance,” Ghomeshi states, on his profile page.

His Facebook post goes on to state that all of his sexual activity, however unconventional, has been entirely consensual.  Allegedly, his ex girlfriend has contacted him to say that she “now wishes to refute any of these categorically untrue allegations.”

As the host of the most popular radio show in the history of CBC, Ghomeshi took a leave of absence, however, he is not coming back.

CBC media relations Chief Chuck Thompson said he was not at liberty to comment, but the CBC’s judgment precludes them from continuing relationship with Jian Ghomeshi.

Thompson said that the terms of the employer-employee relationship with Ghomeshi stopped the public broadcaster from discussing the matter.

“When an employer parts ways with an employee then for privacy reasons the terms of separation are not disclosed,” Thompson said.

According to a source, since his suspension from CBC, the Q Show star Ghomeshi have spent much of the weekend at CBC headquarters.

Meanwhile, Ghomeshi’s lawyer firm Dentons Canada LLP, stated he instructed them to file suit against the CBC on Monday, as soon as the Court is open.

Among other things, Ghomeshi is claiming general and punitive damages, breach of confidence and bad faith claiming the amount of $ 50 million.