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On the Author's Stage: Kevin Donovan featuring "Secret Life: The Jian Ghomeshi Investigation"

It began as rumours. Whispers at dinner parties. Warnings about bad dates with a Canadian celebrity. Then, seemingly out of nowhere, superstar CBC broadcaster Jian Ghomeshi revealed his interest in “rough sex” in a long Facebook post, and a scandal of unprecedented scale descended on the radio host. What the public did not know was that months before Ghomeshi’s emotional post, Canadaland podcaster Jesse Brown and Toronto Star journalist Kevin Donovan were quietly pursuing serious allegations against him.
Join Kevin Donovan, author of the national bestseller Secret Life: The Jian Ghomeshi Investigation, for a thought-provoking discussion of the landmark Ghomeshi exposé that sparked a nation-wide discussion on sexual assault, the cult of celebrity, and the politics of power and gender in the workplace.
This event is free and open to the public. Co-sponsored by the School of Journalism and the MFA in Creative Nonfiction Program at the University of King’s College.

Find the Facebook event here.


Faculty Interest, Student Interest



Paul O’Regan Hall
Halifax Central Library

Additional Information

KEVIN DONOVAN is an investigative reporter and editor at the Toronto Star. He has won two Governor General’s Awards (Michener) for public service journalism, three National Newspaper Awards, and three Canadian Association of Journalists Awards. He is also the author of several books, including ORNGE: The Star Investigation that Broke the Story.