Gesture of Love and Support
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To the women who have been directly affected by Jian Ghomeshi,
And to those survivors of abuse and assault who fear being disbelieved,
You should know first that there are so many of us who believe you. We understand why you fear coming forward, and want to offer a counterbalance of public support and understanding. Jian Ghomeshi’s tactic of using his massive personal platform as a public figure to preemptively silence and discredit his victims is shameful.
We condemn the PR attempt to make you out to be a "jilted ex” and we see through the deplorable strategy of re-routing a conversation that should be about consent and assault to one about BDSM. No one should be abused anywhere - not on a date, not in a workplace. No one should be intimidated out of coming forward with their own stories.
We believe you.
With love and strength to you, the undersigned:
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Sojourner Truth Parsons
Fucked Up (band)
Bryan Fletcher Webb
Jessie Lauren Stein
Jessica Nicole Eaton
Kathleen M Ramsay
Aurora Stewart de Pena