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Laura Waddell

Jian Ghomeshi was fired by broadcaster CBC after he showed executives a video of a woman with bruises and a cracked rib which he said occured during consensual sex (Picture: Malcolm Taylor/Getty)

MeToo: Forget the self-indulgent men who claim they are victims – Laura Waddell

In an interview with the Financial Times last weekend, Ian Buruma gave his account of what happened when he was let go as editor at the New York Review of Books after only 16 months.

He attributes his sacking to the “indignation” of the “Twittersphere” following his decision to publish a personal essay by Jian Ghomeshi, a broadcaster accused of sexual assault or violence by upwards of 20 women, writes Laura Waddell.

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Fleabag became a hit TV show after winning a Fringe First award in 2013 (Picture: Esme Allen)

Fleabag: Priest’s sexual advance has got people talking – Laura Waddell

Searching ‘Fleabag’ on Twitter after watching an episode of the show reveals tweets coming in every few seconds. Viewers are keen to discuss the hit series, written by and starring Phoebe Waller-Bridge, whose flapper-haired, cafe-owning, unlucky-in-love character breaks the fourth wall to talk directly to the audience, writes Laura Waddell.

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