The first witness in the Jian Ghomeshi trial repeatedly said she was assaulted in a yellow Volkswagen. Linda Christina Redgrave, as we now know her, described the car as a “Love Bug,” a “Disney car,” and a “Beetle.” That’s part of how she lost her credibility in court, ruled Justice William Horkins, because Ghomeshi did not buy his yellow Beetle until seven months later. The type of car Ghomeshi drove on the night of the alleged assault is a detail neither the Crown or the defence clarified in evidence.
When Marie Henein, Ghomeshi’s lawyer, brought up the model of a different car, she presented the point to Redgrave as a hypothetical suggestion. “If he owned a car that was a GTI, that doesn’t look like a love bug, a Disney love bug by any description, would you agree with me that your memory would be wrong?” Henein asked in court.
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