Jian Ghomeshi scandal: Q's executive producer leaving program

The executive producer of Q is leaving the CBC radio show in the aftermath of the ongoing scandal involving its former host, Jian Ghomeshi.

Arif Noorani will retain title, but work on different show starting next Monday

Jian Ghomeshi, former host of CBC Radio's Q, was fired on Oct. 26.

The executive producer of Q is leaving the CBC Radio show in the aftermath of the scandal involving its former host, Jian Ghomeshi.

A CBC spokesman says Arif Noorani will return to work at the public broadcaster next Monday after his leave of absence.

"In light of all that has happened over the last two weeks and the ongoing investigation, Arif has asked for a reassignment out of the Q unit, and management supports the move," said Chuck Thompson, head of public affairs for CBC English services. "He will be working on various projects within CBC Radio including the development of a new show."

There are no details about what show he will work on or who will replace him, but Noorani will retain the title of executive producer.

The CBC fired Ghomeshi Oct. 26. It later said the move came after it viewed what it termed "graphic evidence" that he had caused injury to a woman. Ghomeshi has said any rough sex he engaged in was consensual. 

Noorani has denied knowing of an allegation by a former producer that the Q host had sexually harassed her at work.

With files from CBC News