What’s Current: Child rapist, Doug Richard, cleared of charges

Doug Richard

Doug Richard, of Dragon’s Den, cleared of child sexual assault charges. He claimed he sought out these girls for Fifty Shades of Grey-type stuff.”

“The 57-year-old — a former business adviser to David Cameron — arranged for two teenage schoolgirls to travel to London where he spanked and had sex with the younger one, who was just 13.

But he argued the girls had told him they were over 16 and he had no reason to believe they were lying.”

With Jian Ghomeshi’s sexual assault trial set to begin on Monday, women will be watching.

“My anxiety is Canadian women will be watching this trial with acute attention and will learn lessons from it,” said Elizabeth Sheehy, vice-dean of research at the University of Ottawa and a leading expert on women and the law. “My hope is we will be watching it, and naming it for what it is.”

Model, Emily Sears, is exposing dirtbag dudes by letting their girlfriends know about the dick pics they send her.

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Meghan Murphy
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Meghan Murphy is a freelance writer and journalist. She has been podcasting and writing about feminism since 2010 and has published work in numerous national and international publications, including The Spectator, UnHerd, the CBC, New Statesman, Vice, Al Jazeera, The Globe and Mail, and more. Meghan completed a Masters degree in the department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies at Simon Fraser University in 2012 and lives in Vancouver, B.C. with her dog.

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