‘Ottawa’ Jian Ghomeshi Avoids Second Sex Assault Trial
Fallen CBC icon Jian Ghomeshi’s journey through the criminal courts comes to an end on Wednesday.
A single remaining sexual assault charge against him will be withdrawn in a downtown court, the Toronto Sun has learned.
As part of the deal, Ghomeshi is expected to issue a written apology to the alleged victim — a former CBC employee — and sign a peace bond, sources say.
A trial had been scheduled for June. But the matter is being brought forward and will culminate in a complicated resolution with conditions that Ghomeshi, 48, must obey, according to sources.
The former host of CBC’s Q program was recently acquitted of sexual assault allegations stemming from three women who dated Ghomeshi.
The unresolved case involved a woman who alleged Ghomeshi groped her and uttered sexually-violent comments to her. The charge stems from a single episode in February 2008.