DeCoutere testified that she and Ghomeshi were kissing in his home when he pushed her against a wall, began choking her, and slapped her three times.
Henein's new evidence focused on DeCoutere's behaviour after the incident. The defence introduced a handwritten letter she sent Ghomeshi days after the alleged assault. In it she called him “too sparkling” and ended with, “I love your hands.”
Henein also introduced an email DeCoutere sent Ghomeshi the day after the alleged assault.
“You kicked my ass last night and that makes me want to fuck your brains out," she wrote.
DeCoutere said in her testimony that the letter and emails were attempts by her to "normalize" a painful situation.