Lucy DeCoutere is the first woman to attach her name to accusations of assault by former CBC radio host Jian Ghomeshi.
The Canadian actress, best known for her role on “Trailer Park Boys," told The Toronto Star in a report published Wednesday that she was slapped and choked by Ghomeshi without her consent — corroborating the reports from several other unnamed women.
DeCoutere appeared in several “Trailer Park Boys” episodes and in the movie franchise, playing Ricky’s on-again off-again girlfriend. She won a Gemini award along with the cast for Best Ensemble Performance in a Comedy Program or Series.
She also provides a voice for the computer game “Empress of the Deep - The Darkest Secret.”
Originally from Edmonton, she is currently a training and development officer in the Royal Canadian Air Force.
While appearing on “Trailer Park Boys,” DeCoutere also worked as a teacher in Halifax, where the show was shot. She chose to teach primary school children because there was a smaller chance they had seen the show.
DeCoutere used the first season of “TPB” in 2000 as an internship for a one-year graduate program in communications at Concordia University and continued working on the show as a “summer job,” while earning her teaching degree and completing basic training in the Air Force.
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