Another sexual scandal involving celebrities. This time the defendant is the singer Jacob Hoggard of the Canadian rock band, Hedley.
It is not, however, merely a charge of harassment, but a breach. The story was revealed originally by CBC News.
A 24-year-old girl from the city of Ottawa reported in an interview that the singer raped her in a room at the Thompson Hotel in Toronto in November last year. The young woman, a student at Algonquin College, volunteered at the We Day show in Ottawa, where she met the singer and was contacted by Snapchat.
On the day of the event, the singer will have arranged a trip for the young woman to move to Toronto and forced her to have sex with him in a violent way. Jacob’s lawyers claim the relationship was consensual.
The student says that initially she would have consented but later Jacob proceeded to assault her during the relationship. With the denunciation the band was placed in the “black list” of several radios and withdrawal of the indication for the prize Juno of this year.
Benjamin Diaz started working for Debate Report in 2017. Ben grew up in a small town in northern Ontario. He studied chemistry in college, graduated, and married his wife a year later. Benhas been a proud Torontonian for the past 10 years. He covers politics and the economy. Previously he wrote for CTV News and the Huffington Post Canada.