Regardless of how you feel about Jian Ghomeshi on an emotional level, one thing is undeniable: his career and reputation are being destroyed without the benefit of due process.
Ghomeshi did himself a terrible disservice when he posted a lengthy Facebook dissertation detailing his unconventional sexual appetites in an attempt to "stay ahead" of the still-unfolding drama surrounding his sudden and shocking exit from CBC. He essentially incriminated himself in the assault and harassment allegations that surfaced hours later in the Toronto Star. The salaciousness of those allegations was enough to convince the public broadcaster to summarily dismiss one of its brightest stars.
There are two prevailing views of the Ghomeshi affair in the court of public opinion. One is that he's a misogynistic monster and that firing him was warranted and necessary. The other is that he's being railroaded and what goes on behind closed bedroom doors is no one else's business. Only Ghomeshi and the women involved know the truth, but his accusers are refusing to identify themselves or press charges on the grounds that they could be exposed to public ridicule.
Whatever the deeper sociological issues at play over a sexual assault victim's fear of coming forward, they are not sufficient grounds for ruining someone else's life. These are not the Middle Ages. We haven't reverted to burning people at the stake or boiling them in oil on the basis of hearsay. Unfortunately, social media has resurrected the mob mentality, and what's fair and just is secondary to controlling the narrative on Twitter.
If Jian Ghomeshi is guilty, he deserves everything that's coming his way and then some. But in the absence of definitive proof and a criminal court verdict, what's happening to him is a shameful exercise in mob rule and corporate expediency.