Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Ghomeshi's Lawyer Marie Henein Rejects Suggestions She Betrayed Women

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Ghomeshi's Lawyer Marie Henein Rejects Suggestions She Betrayed Women

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I didn't betray women: Ghomeshi lawyer

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TORONTO - Jian Ghomeshi's lawyer says she was just doing her job in representing the former CBC radio star in a high-profile sexual assault case, and that she was thrilled with the result.

Marie Henein spoke with Peter Mansbridge on CBC's The National on Tuesday night in her first interview since Ghomeshi was acquitted of sexual assault charges in Toronto last Thursday.

Henein said it was the right result, and rejected accusations that she betrayed women by defending Ghomeshi.

She said female judges are not traitors when they acquit in sexual assault cases, nor supporters of women when they convict. Henein says they are just doing their jobs and that's what she does.

Ghomeshi had pleaded not guilty to assaults alleged to have happened against three women from 2002 to 2003. …

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