Frank Flashback: Warren Kinsella’s Jacob Hoggard punk-out

Former Hedley frontman Jacob Hoggard sentenced to 5 years in prison for sexual assault
–CBC, Oct. 20, 2022.

Frank, 2018
How curious to see Warren Kinsellout maintaining a discreet silence on the subject of Jacob Hoggard, lead singer for Hedley, who was charged with sexual assault this week, after an Ottawa woman claimed she was demeaned, choked and forced to have vaginal and anal sex.

Customarily, this is the kind of juicy hanky spanky that arouses a born again feminist like Warren. Consider, for example, how he led the campaign to lynch Justin Trudeau for his ancient ass-patting misdemeanours in Creston (Franks passim.)

But while Kinsella’s fellow fems were celebrating the charges against Hoggard, from the Kinsella camp came there crickets.

That’s quite a volte face for the punk poseur, who only four months ago was welcoming Hoggard with open arms, after his former reps, Navigator spin weasels, realized they had a PR nightmare of Ghomeshiesque proportions on their hands and quickly punted.

Enter a mysterious outfit called the Green Light Group, which announced it was Hedley’s new public relations firm.

The Green Light Group, as it transpired, was a satellite company to Kinsella’s Daisy Consulting–a surrogate operation, run by Warren’s then-wife, Lisa, where awkward clients and uncomfortable questions could be stashed away from prying eyes.

After all, just imagine the embarrassment if the Kinsella-Hedley connection ever got ou—whoopsie! Lisa’s name was attached to the Green Light press release and inquiring minds were soon demanding to know wtf? How come Mr. & Mrs. #MeToo were the mouthpieces for a sleazebag charged with unpermitted packings of the peanut butter?

When entertainment writer Caleb Stark suggested on Twitter that it was rank hypocrisy for Lisa, self-styled women’s rights activist, to take on sexual predators as clients, Warren had Stark served with a libel notice.

Warren then announced he had “fired” Hedley–just like he “fired” Olivia Chow and so many others, after the truth became too uncomfortable.


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