Crown Will Not Appeal Ghomeshi Verdict
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Crown Will Not Appeal Ghomeshi Verdict

Decision comes after factual discrepancies raised in judge's ruling.

Photo by jer1961 from the Torontoist Flickr Pool.

Photo by jer1961 from the Torontoist Flickr Pool.


A statement from the Ministry of the Attorney General today confirms that the Crown will not pursue an appeal in the Jian Ghomeshi case. “The Crown’s right of appeal from an acquittal is limited to errors of law, and does not include errors relating to factual matters,” the statement says.

Ghomeshi was acquitted on all charges of sexual assault and choking on March 24.

The statement comes after some called for an appeal in the Ghomeshi trial, including the first witness, Linda Redgrave, Canadaland reported. In the Canadaland article some members of the legal community said that the judge’s reasoning around the car Ghomeshi was driving at the time Redgrave claims he assaulted her could provide grounds for an appeal, or at least would strengthen the case of an appeal.

Ghomeshi will be back in court for another sexual assault trial on June 6.

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