Many thanks to BulletProofCourier for his excellent running commentary of Day 3, including the testimony and cross-examination of several witnesses. Here are the best quotes distilled from the morass:
First, there is no corroboration that Pardy approached the restaurant owner the day after the incident to request an apology in good faith. A server at the restaurant testified:
[Pardy] got quite angry and started yelling that Zesty’s was a bad place and not to eat there. There were maybe 3 tables of patrons inside who heard. She then went outside and Salam wanted to follow her, to call the police. I held him back. It seemed she was trying to get him to do something. She was outside, yelling, walking down the sidewalk, saying things about the place.” (emphasis mine)
Second, multiple witnesses dispute Pardy’s assertion that she wasn’t drunk and was only “kissing her partner on the cheek”, including fellow comedian Marlo Franson:
Ismail: “Did they appear drunk when they came in?
Franson: “They were loud, they were talking and ordering some drinks.”
Ismail: “Were they interfering with the show?”
Franson: “Sometimes it happens during a comedy show, a group of people come in, a bit noisy, but usually they settle down. They were being very affectionate with each other. Sitting close to each other, [tonguing] each other, and making out.
Ismail: “Not a kiss on the cheek?
Third, Pardy also testified that she wasn’t aggressive. That’s true, if you don’t classify uttering death threats as being aggressive. Fellow comedian Grant Espaniel relates:
Espaniel: “As a comedian, I felt obligated to go over to the table and apologize for what happened. But Pardy wasn’t frightened of Guy, just angry. She said she wanted to break her beer bottle and stab him in the neck with it.”
Ismail: “Stab him in the neck?”
Espaniel: “Yes. She said she wanted to break the beer bottle on the edge of the table and stick it in his neck.”
And the highlight of the day: an amateur comedian, Nic Roy, responds to cross-examination questions by the lawyer for complainant Lorna Pardy:
Cousineau: Was this a major incident in your life?
Roy: [sarcastically] Yeah, I keep having nightmares and I wake up in cold sweats… I’ve been drinking every day since then.