Shocking news! Former CBC radio host Jian Ghomeshi was arrested Nov. 26, Toronto police confirmed. He has been charged with four counts of sexual assault and one count of overcome resistance.
Jian Ghomeshi has been arrested. The CBC radio host has been charged with sexual assault and overcome resistance, Toronto police confirmed. He is scheduled to appear in court later today, Nov. 26.
Jian Ghomeshi Arrested — CBC Radio Host Charged With Sexual Assault
Authorities reportedly began their investigation on Oct. 31, after three women, including actress Lucy DeCoutere, came forward with allegations of sexual assault, according to The Star.
In total, nine women and one man have claimed they were choked, hit or sexually harassed by Jian. Subsequently, he was fired by the CBC on Oct. 26.
Heather Conway, CBC’s executive vice-president of English services, said that Jian was fired after they discovered “graphic evidence that Jian had caused physical injury to a woman.”
This evidence allegedly included text messages, photos and a video. Apparently, the video, found on Jian’s phone, depicted a woman he had dated with bruises, a source told The Star.
Days after his firing, Jian wrote on Facebook that he plans to meet the allegations against him “directly,” but his social media accounts have since been deleted.
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