Ghomeshi trial starts Monday

Former CBC radio host faces five charges

Jian Ghomeshi’s trial in the court of law will begin in Toronto on Feb.1.

The former CBC radio host is facing four counts of sexual assault and one count of overcoming resistance by choking. Ghomeshi pleaded not guilty to these charges in October.

The court is expected to hear from three female complainants, including Trailer Park Boys actress Lucy DeCoutere. DeCoutere decided to opt out of the publication ban on her name.

The judge for the trial is Justice William Horkins. There will be no jury.