Ex-CBC Radio host Jian Ghomeshi pleads not guilty to sexual assault charges
Former host of CBC Radio's cultural affairs show faces 4 sex assault charges, 1 count of choking
The former host of CBC Radio's cultural affairs show q is facing five charges, including four counts of sexual assault and one count of overcoming resistance by choking.
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The 48-year-old did not speak with reporters as he walked into the downtown courthouse, where he was arraigned during a court appearance.
Judge William Horkins then cleared the public and media from the courtroom to deal with a motion.
Ghomeshi was originally charged with seven counts of sexual assault and one count of overcoming resistance by choking, but the Crown withdrew two sexual assault charges in May because they said there was no reasonable prospect of conviction.
He is also facing one charge of sexual assault that is being tried separately.
The one-time radio star has admitted to engaging in rough sex but said it was consensual.
Ghomeshi's $100,000 bail conditions require him to remain in Ontario and live with his mother.