Tag: Sexual Assault

Angela Chaisson Discusses Soulpepper Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Settlement with Global News

Canada’s Global News interviews Toronto lawyer Angela Chaisson about the settlement in the sexual harassment claims against Albert Schultz and Soulpepper Theatre Company. Many women have accused Mr. Schultz and Soulpepper of years of harassment. Angela regularly represents women in sexual harassment claims, and gives her opinion about what the settlement means for the women...

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Angela Chaisson Explains Weinstein Charges to Entertainment Tonight Canada

  • Posted by Angela Chaisson
  • On May 26, 2018
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Harvey Weinstein has been charged with two felony counts of first-degree rape and third-degree rape against two separate women. Entertainment Tonight interviewed Toronto criminal defence lawyer Angela Chaisson for her opinion on the Weinstein charges, including what they what these charges mean and how they differ, and the likelihood of Weinstein facing jail time. Weinstein’s lawyer says...

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Global News Canada Interviews Angela Chaisson on Bill Cosby Verdict

  • Posted by Angela Chaisson
  • On April 27, 2018
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A jury convicted Bill Cosby of three counts of aggravated indecent assault for sexually assaulting Toronto native Andrea Constand. Global News Canada's Abigail Bimman reports that dozens of his accusers feel vindicated. Toronto criminal defence lawyer Angela Chaisson explains that #MeToo has not changed the criminal law rules or the criminal justice system. Bill Cosby was convicted because of...
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Toronto Star Newspaper Interviews Angela Chaisson About Ontario Court of Appeal Decision in R. v. Ururyar

Angela Chaisson speaks to the Toronto Star about the Ontario Court of Appeal decision in R. v. Ururyar, the widely reported case with Mandi Gray as the complainant which overturned the trial judge's decision. The Toronto criminal lawyer discusses possible impacts on women's willingness to report sexual assault, and how criminal courts can...
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Toronto Star Gets Insight Into Controversial Sexual Assault Case With Angela Chaisson

Following the shocking acquittal of a Halifax taxi driver in a sexual assault case, Toronto lawyer Angela Chaisson discusses the case with the Toronto Star.  Angela gives insight into how the Criminal Code gives no clear line beyond which someone is too intoxicated to consent to sexual activity. She also discusses the challenge these cases […]
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Following a Shocking Sexual Assault Case, Angela Chaisson Speaks with the Toronto Star About Legal Issues Related to Intoxication and Consent

After the conviction of a Toronto man in a shocking sex assault case, R. v. Tariq, the Toronto Star interviews Toronto lawyer Angela Chaisson about the judge’s decision.  Angela gives her insights into how the decision brings clarity to complicated legal issues of intoxication and consent.   She also discusses the key role surveillance video played […]
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Angela Chaisson Discusses the Law Surrounding Victim Impact Statements with the Toronto Star

The Toronto Star interviews Toronto lawyer Angela Chaisson on a unique issue in a Calgary criminal courthouse, where a judge denied a victim’s request to have her victim impact statement read in court. Angela gives her insight on the relevant Criminal Code provisions, and how they have been interpreted, and how courts can better accommodate […]
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Angela Chaisson Gives Her Opinion on Sexual Assault Complainants and the Criminal Justice System

Ontario’s current affairs programTVOinterviews Toronto criminal lawyer Angela Chaisson about the Ontario government’s sexual assault action plan. She discusses the role of sexual assault complainants in the criminal law, and what the government can do to assist complainant through a difficult criminal law process. Read full article
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Angela Chaisson Shares Her Views on Jian Ghomeshi’s Criminal Charges With the Toronto Star

Toronto lawyer Angela Chaisson speaks to the Toronto Star about the criminal law charges against CBC Radio host Jian Ghomeshi. She gives her opinion on how the ten years between the alleged events and the criminal charges could weaken any exculpatory or inculpatory evidence.  Angela also discusses how having such a lengthy period of time […]
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