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CBC won’t comment on new Ghomeshi allegations

The Guardian

CBC declined to comment Tuesday on allegations from a former “Q” staffer who says the CBC “discredited and stonewalled” her after she reported sexual harassment against embattled broadcaster Jian Ghomeshi.

Writing for The Guardian, former “Q” producer Kathryn Borel said a union representative and the former executive producer of “Q” “did nothing” in response to allegations that Ghomeshi touched her inappropriately on multiple occasions.

In the article, Borel details a 2012 meeting with former “Q” EP Arif Noorani, who told her Ghomeshi “was the way he was” and advised her to figure out “how to cope” with his behavior. The CBC reassigned Noorani to develop a new show, which Borel said was done as an alternative to firing him.

The independent investigation into the CBC’s failure to protect its own employees, let alone its audience, from a man about whom they had plenty of warning – that surely won’t exonerate the broadcaster of wrongdoing.

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