Reports indicate that the last remaining sexual assault charge against former CBC radio host Jian Ghomeshi will be withdrawn.
Postmedia reports Ghomeshi will instead sign a peace bond, avoiding a trial that had been slated to start June 6th.
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Peace bonds are court orders commonly used in domestic abuse cases, and can impose specific conditions on individuals for up to a year.
Violating one can result in criminal charges, however the bond itself does not indicate a finding of guilt.
The move spares Ghomeshi from a second trial, on the heels of a February sitting that would have been at home in a Hollywood courtroom drama.
Ghomeshi was acquitted in March of four charges of sexual assault, and one count of overcoming resistance by choking, relating to three women.
The former star had maintained that while he did engage in “rough sex,” it was always consensual.
In a scathing judgement, a Toronto judge found the complainants “less than full, frank and forthcoming in information they provided to media, police, counsel and court,” ruling them to not be credible witnesses.
That, after several of the women were found to have failed to tell police or prosecutors about contact they’d had with Ghomeshi after the alleged incidents.
However, women’s advocates decried the ruling, calling it a setback for the prosecution of sexual assault in Canada.