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Radio host sacked over sexual incidents possibly being made public

The scandalous sacking of a high-profile Canadian radio host over his sexual preferences took a a surprising turn, with the broadcaster defending himself online by detailing his preference for consensual "rough sex".
The rumour mill started up when the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, released a statement saying its "relationship with Jian Ghomeshi (pictured) has come to an end".
Within hours of the announcement, lawyers for the popular broadcaster said their client planned to sue for $50 million in damages over "breach of confidence and bad faith".
A short time later Ghomeshi published a 1500 word confession on his public Facebook page about his sexual preferences and his perspective on why he was fired.
"I've been fired from the CBC because of the risk of my private sex life being made public as a result of a campaign of false allegations pursued by a jilted ex girlfriend and a freelance writer," The post was liked more than 75,000 times and shared by more than 30,000 people within just five hours.
He acknowledged that his "tastes in the bedroom may not be palatable to some folks".
"They may be strange, enticing, weird, normal, or outright offensive to others. We all have our secret life. But that is my private life. That is my personal life. And no one, and certainly no employer, should have dominion over what people do consensually in their private life."
Many facts of the saga remain unclear. The nature of the evidence Ghomeshi showed CBC is not known. Nor are the identities of his accusers. And it's not certain whether Ghomeshi's public confession - presumably an attempt to get out in front of a story likely to be damning - will affect his prospective litigation.


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