First Ghomeshi witness suffers self-inflicted cuts: DiManno
Personally, I think Ghomeshi may indeed be a colossal douchebag. There's every chance in the world he's guilty of battering women he dated. If so, let's hope he's convicted and gets the appropriate punishment. But his lawyer is doing what a defense lawyer is supposed to do and despite the shrieks and howls of "social justice" wankers, there should be no category of crime where mere accusation is sufficient to establish guilt.
The main lesson from the first day of the Ghomeshi trial is that Marie Henein is a first-rate criminal lawyer. But we already knew that from when she got Michael Bryant's charges dismissed.:
It’s a wonder the sprinklers didn’t go off from all that smoke roiling off the witness stand on Day One of the sexual assault trial against Jian Ghomeshi.
First testifier: Burnt toast.
That’s what happens when your credibility goes up in flames — the trustworthiness of testimony, of memory.
There was no badgering of the witness by a pugnacious defence lawyer, no traps opening up beneath her feet, no cruel dissection of he-said she-said narratives. Thus far it’s been only she-said and a clinical cross-examination — despite the torrent of appalled tweets from pitchfork heavers, most of whom were nowhere near the packed courtroom.