The executive director of My Friends House in Collingwood had a one word reaction–“disappointed”.
Allison Fitzgerald says this verdict of not guilty on all counts for Jian Ghomeshi sends a discouraging message to victims.
It reinforces the notion that women won’t be believed and may be discredited.
She says it remains a he said/ she said scenario when it comes to sexual violence cases and there usually aren’t eyewitnesses.
Fitzgerald says it proves there is more work to do in education and in changing laws.