Ghomeshi Witness Won't Participate With CBC Internal Investigation
Ghomeshi Witness Won’t Participate With CBC Internal Investigation
CANADALAND has learned that former CBC employee Roberto Verì, the only person who has come forward to say he witnessed Jian Ghomeshi sexually abuse a woman, has refused to participate in CBC's internal investigation of the disgraced host.

CANADALAND has learned that former CBC employee Roberto Verì, the only person who has come forward to say he witnessed Jian Ghomeshi sexually abuse a woman, has refused to participate in CBC’s internal investigation of the disgraced host. Verì rejected a request from lawyer Janice Rubin to provide evidence, because, Verì says, he has no faith in the legitimacy of her CBC-commissioned investigation. He has however been interviewed by the police and will provide testimony in court if he is asked.

Roberto Verì came forward last November on an episode of CANADALAND, revealing that when he was working as a producer for CBC’s Q during the show’s early days (2009-2010) he saw Ghomeshi brazenly assault a female colleague in the workplace (Kathryn Borel, who has since come forward herself).

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