Jian Ghomeshi Found Not Guilty in Sexual Assault Trial
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Jian Ghomeshi Found Not Guilty in Sexual Assault Trial

He stood before the court early Thursday morning.

Former CBC broadcaster Jian Ghomeshi has been acquitted of all charges of sexual assault and choking.

Justice William B. Horkins read the ruling to a packed courtroom Thursday morning. “The judgment depends entirely on the credibility and the reliability of each complainant as a witness,” Horkins said at the opening of his ruling, later citing the standard of proof beyond reasonable doubt.

Ghomeshi, 48, faced four charges of sexual assault and one charge of overcoming resistance, choking, allegations brought forth by three complainants. He pleaded not guilty to all charges.

The full decision can be read online [PDF].

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