EXCLUSIVE: Jessica Yaniv’s racism and anti-immigrant sentiment comes to light with shocking new evidence
More disturbing evidence has emerged putting into question the legitimacy of Jonathan “Jessica” Yaniv’s Human Rights claims against 16 B.C. estheticians.
Video, audio, and text messages provided to The Post Millennial demonstrate shocking racism from Yaniv against Sikh, Muslim, Arab, and Asian people. The evidence comes from the victims previously profiled for receiving inappropriate sexually and emotionally abusive communications by Yaniv as minors.
In one video, provided by victim Ashley Smith, Yaniv is heard describing an individual a “turban fucker,” and staying “these people should not be allowed in Canada.” Yaniv later repeats the sentiment in text, saying, “I can’t stand them turban fuckers.”
Later, Yaniv sends Smith a picture she took of two veiled Muslim women walking with a baby stroller. She captions it “lol.”
The screenshots come from interactions which occurred over Snapchat in February and March of 2018. Smith’s ordeal with Yaniv was initially covered by The Post Millennial, her communications beginning in 2013 when she was just 14 years old. Yaniv utilized his connection to a popular teen-girl music group, Cimorelli, to demand Smith’s affection. Smith was then allegedly systematically emotionally and sexually manipulated. Smith says Yaniv attempted to regain contact with her through various social media sites, adding her on Facebook, Snapchat, and even attempting to “connect” with her on LinkedIn. Yaniv also continued to send Smith disturbing sexual messages, including pictures of sex toys and himself in a bra.
Evidence suggesting racism that has emerged comes from other victims—one, whose identity is known to The Post Millennial but wishes not to be named for safety reasons—provided Facebook messages and posts Yaniv sent her demonstrating a pattern of bigotry.
In one post, Yaniv shared with the victim as a “joke,” Yaniv is seen telling a man “I don’t help people from Iraq.”
In a direct Facebook message to her, Yaniv mocks a Sikh person, stating “their turban must be on too tight,” and it’s “affecting blood circulation to their brain.”
Another direct Facebook message shows Yaniv joking about having had an Asian seller penalized with a selling ban on eBay, claiming “I can’t stand Asians.”
Considering Yaniv’s litigation predominately affects immigrant women, these signs of persistent racism are particularly concerning. Of the four tribunal defendants being represented by the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms, three are immigrants, and two are Sikh.
Yaniv’s messages to the victims reveal an extension of the history of bigotry towards immigrants prominently featured on [Yaniv’s] Twitter, even as recently as this month. In the Human Rights Tribunal litigations, the defence presented some of Yaniv’s historical racism as evidence of a vexatious attitude towards the women he targeted. In one 2018 Facebook conversation utilized in the proceedings, Yaniv is seen calling immigrants dirty and dishonest.
On July 15th, 2019, Yaniv seemed to call for immigration raids to occur in a very specific area of Surrey, one known to be heavily populated with immigrant people of Indian and Arab descent.
Yaniv has even gone so far as to suggest deporting the very women he is engaged in ligation with, in a series of Twitter comments from May of this year.
The Post Millennial attempted to reach out to Yaniv for comment, but Yaniv declined to take questions. A further attempt to give Yaniv the opportunity to comment was met with the writer being told to “Go f*ck yourself.”
The Philadelphia Flyers’ beloved mascot Gritty is being investigated by police after a father claimed that the big orange furry monster punched his 13-year-old son in the back.
Chris Greenwell took his son Brandon to the Wells Fargo Center for a November meet and greet photoshoot with the beloved, google-eyed mascot.
According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, Greenwell claims that “Brandon playfully patted the mascot on the head after the photo was taken. As Brandon walked away, Gritty got out of his chair, ‘took a running start,’ and ‘punched my son as hard as he could,’ Greenwell said Wednesday.”
“We took Mr. Greenwell’s allegations seriously and conducted a thorough investigation that found nothing to support this claim,” said a spokesperson for the Philidelphia Flyers.
A police spokesperson has described the alleged incident as a possible “physical assault” that occurred “during a photoshoot with 13-year-old white male and Flyers mascot Gritty. The investigation is active and on-going.”
The hashtag #FreeGritty is now trending on Twitter.
The Ontario teachers’ strikes are proving to be more acrimonious than anyone expected. Elementary teachers have now opted out of writing report cards and have already begun to engage in rotating strikes.
The Ontario government, on the other hand, have offered up to $60 per day for parents who are feeling the fiscal consequences of the strike, and rumours of back to work legislation is being floated around the corridors of Queen’s Park.
The teachers’ strikes are deeply consequential and have affected the day-to-day lives of 13 million Ontarians who live in the most populace province in Canada. Due to the vast impact this strike, and the mainstream media’s lack of balance in the coverage (often siding with the unions and tecahers), The Post Millennial has compiled a list of things you need to know about the Ontario teachers’ strikes.
1. Ontario’s teachers are among the highest paid in the country
Ontario’s teachers are among the best paid in the country. In the Greater Toronto Area, for instance, top teachers can expect to get paid up to $96,000 a year. The average salary for a teachers in Ontario is $89,300 for elementary teachers and $92,900 for high school teachers. In contrast, the average Ontarian earns $55,000 per year.
2. Ontario teachers are taking more and more sick days
A 2017 study found that teachers have been taking more and more sick days over the past five years. On average, sick days have increased by over 30 percent. In 2020, another report revealed even starker results with teachers taking 70 percent more sick days than over a decade ago.
3. Teachers get a whole lot of time off
Ontario’s teacher’s have a pretty great job. Not only do they get paid a wage that is far higher than the average Ontarian, they also get a lot of time off. Due to breaks in the school year, teachers are allowed three whole months off, on top of the aforementioned sick days.
4. Teachers’ Unions are spending big bucks to win the PR war
So far, the OSSTF has spent $336,389 on Facebook ads alone. These ads usually attack the Ford government and have been running since June. In one week alone, they spent over $40,000. They’re also waging a war of words against Ontario Education Minister Stephen Lecce through the mainstream press.
5. The Ontario government has already made concessions, but unions won’t meet in the middle
Premier Doug Ford has offered numerous concessions to the teachers’ unions from the government’s initial demands. Ford, for example, offered to meet the teachers half-way on classroom size. This, however, was not good enough for the teachers, and they walked away from the negotiation table. They’re also refusing to do report cards and help out in after school activities, despite claiming the strikes are primarily for the students, not their pay cheques.
6. Ontario’s students are flunking math tests
If you’re going to teach mathematics to a new generation of students, you should probably have to prove that you have some basic ability to do so. This hardly unreasonable request, however, created some tension with the teachers’ unions. Despite EQAO tests showing all-time lows, the unions were upset that teachers had to score at least 70 percent in a math test.
7. Ontario’s debt is astronomically high
After a decade of Liberal government, Ontario’s debt stands at over $350,000,000,000. This figure constitutes one of the highest sub-national debts in the world. Due to this, the Ford government is trying to cut back public sector salaries, which means slowing down the rate at which teachers are paid. Teachers in Ontario also have what many experts consider to be a great pension package.
Shawn Lewis, city councillor for London, brought forth a motion to move the annual London Santa Claus Parade at Tuesday’s Community and Protective Services Committee meeting. The idea for the move is due to its proximity to the Remembrance Day Parade according to CBC.
The motion Lewis introduced was to restrict any parade permits on public streets between Nov. 1-11, the idea being so that the public doesn’t lose focus on the veterans and the sacrifices they’ve made. Lewis serves as chair on the committee.
“As a member of the Royal Canadian Legion myself, I think it is important that Remembrance Day and the lead up to it have a public focus on our veterans and the sacrifices they have made for us,” Lewis wrote in a letter.
The London Santa Claus Parade has taken place on the second Saturday of November in the past, a date that often falls just before Remembrance Day, leaving many veterans feeling unappreciated.
The organizers of the Santa Claus parade agreed to move the date in the future but Lewis wanted to ensure that this didn’t become an issue down the line.
“As time goes on, people retire from organizing events, other people take over, councils change, mayors change, and I think it’s just a good idea to formalize it in our procedures and policies with respect for our veterans,” he told the committee.
Much to Lewis’ delight, the motion passed 4-1.
Ward 3 Coun. Mo Salih voted against the decision however stating, “Me personally, I’m supportive [of the motion], … but I’m struggling on restricting people from choosing to make their own decisions,”
He went on to add, “Many of those people who have served, served to ensure people can make whichever decisions they want to make and do what they want to do on certain days, but I recognize where this is coming from,”
“It seems like a simple solution,” said Ward 1 Coun. Michael Van Holst, who voted in favour of the motion. “[It’s] surprising that someone hasn’t thought of it before.”
Lewis stressed the importance of dealing with this procedurally, saying it’s the only way to address the issue but the decision will still require approval from city council.
The former intermin Conservative Party leader Rona Ambrose has officially announced that she will not be running in the Conservative leadership contest.
Ambrose, who was encouraged to run by Brad Wall and Jason Kenney, is a highly respected figure within the party with particularly deep roots in Western Canada.
In a statement published to Facebook, Ambrose stated that it was “humbling to be considered” for CPC leadership. “I love our party, I love the people in it and I love our country. I have really struggled with the decision to return to political life,” she added.
“I loved my 13 years in public service as an MP, minister and especially as leader of this great party. But right now, I am focused on making a difference through the private sector. Creating policy and advocating for our energy sector to create jobs … the truth is, I love being back in Alberta.”
This will come as a blow to many Conservative supporters across Western Canada who viewed Ambrose as the best chance of defeating Justin Trudeau. She also would have been a deeply competitive candidate in the leadership election.
As a result, Marilyn Gladu remains the only women who is competing in the leadership contest. This announcement will be celebrated by the veteran Tory candidates like Peter MacKay and Erin O’Toole, who risked having their vote share divided.