Yesterday (Tuesday May 10) at 3:44pm I got an email from Christie Blatchford, which you’ll find below. I wrote back immediately to decline her request for comment, explaining that with mere hours to go before Ghomeshi’s court appearance I didn’t want to speculate on his legal strategy. I knew Ghomeshi was going to apologize and that Kathryn Borel was going to make a statement, and I didn’t want to distract from that. But I did know that Blatchford’s angle was inaccurate, and I offered to speak to her off-the-record to tell her why. She refused, and within hours she published a story.
Here’s what she sent me, and the response I am now able to provide.