Jian Ghomeshi charged with sexual assault

Former CBC radio host arrested

Jian Ghomeshi
Jian Ghomeshi (Twitter)

Former radio broadcaster Jian Ghomeshi was arrested this morning and faces four counts of sexual assault and one count of overcoming resistance.

Toronto Police say they began investigating Ghomeshi on Oct. 31 after allegations of several sexual assaults surfaced.

Among the alleged victims of Ghomeshi’s assaults was actor Lucy DeCoutere, who said she was assaulted by him, which helped spark the investigation.

Yesterday Ghomeshi dropped his $55-million lawsuit against the CBC.

Ghomeshi is scheduled to appear in court early this afternoon.