Canadian Actress Lucy DeCoutere, best known for playing Lucy on the “Trailer Park Boys”, is going public with allegations of violence against former CBC host Jian Ghomeshi.
Decoutre claims she is a victim of assault at the hands of Ghomeshi in the wake of him being fired by the CBC.
The Toronto Star is reporting that DeCoutere alleges Ghomeshi choked her and slapped her.
Seven other women who have accused Ghomeshi of alleged violence, claiming everything from the host beating and choking them without contest to sexual harassment in the workplace, have chosen to remain anonymous.
Two of the women who allege they were physically assaulted, also say that before the alleged assaults he introduced them to Big Ears Teddy, a stuffed bear, and he turned the bear around just before he allegedly slapped or choked them, saying that “Big Ears Teddy shouldn’t see this.
a woman — anonymously — who claims she was hit by Jian Ghomeshi speaks with the CBC:
DeCoutere told the newspaper she felt it was time for someone to speak publicly about the matter.
I have not seen anything where CBC smears Jian or offers anything other than the facts that they parted ways. Why is Ghomeshi so defensive?— lucy decoutere (@lucydecoutere) October 27, 2014
The Star says Ghomeshi, his lawyers and PR staff have not responded to the latest allegations.
Ghomeshi has previously said that he has done nothing wrong and has denied all the allegations. He was fired from the CBC and is suing the network for $55 million.
His career would seem to be over, here and elsewhere, as the story is getting international coverage.
And good luck getting a date.