What’s Current: Comedian Andrew Nolch charged over graffiti at Eurydice Dixon’s memorial

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Andrew Nolch
  • Comedian Andrew Nolch has been charged with criminal damage, offensive behaviour, and marking offensive graffiti after police officers found lewd paint markings on the soccer pitch where Eurydice Dixon’s body was found. Nolch had posted about Dixon’s murder on social media, saying, “The mainstream media is running a brainwashing program which is designed to make everyone think that males are bad.”
  • The capital of Tunisia elected its first-ever female mayor on Tuesday. Souad Abderrahim, 53, is the first woman to be mayor of an Arab capital.
  • Scarlett Johansson is being criticized for planning to play Dante (Tex) Gill, a lesbian who owned a number of massage parlours in Pittsburgh, wore men’s clothing, and preferred to be called “Mr. Gill,” in an upcoming movie called Rub & Tug.

  • The former creative-writing student at the University of British Columbia who was the main complainant (MC) in the Steven Galloway case says her copy of the findings is missing key information about her complaint, and is calling on Galloway to let UBC give her the information.
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