Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Ellen Page Voices Support for Lucy DeCoutere after Ghomeshi Trial Testimony

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Ellen Page Voices Support for Lucy DeCoutere after Ghomeshi Trial Testimony

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Ellen Page voices support for Lucy DeCoutere

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TORONTO - Oscar-nominated actress Ellen Page has tweeted her support for "Trailer Park Boys" star Lucy DeCoutere after a rough day at the Jian Ghomeshi sexual assault trial.

"My friend @lucydecoutere is one of the most incredible people I know-- deeply kind, generous and brave," Page tweeted on Saturday morning.

The two actresses, both from Halifax, are friends.

DeCoutere responded: "MAN, I'd loved to have had a PPP dance-off with you last night after I left court. Huge love and respect."

The actress spent two days on the witness stand at the Ghomeshi trial this week, alleging the former CBC star choked and slapped her without her consent in the summer of 2003 in his Toronto home.

During an intense cross-examination by the disgraced broadcaster's lawyer, court heard that DeCoutere sent a series of emails to him following the alleged assault. …

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