Jian Ghomeshi Surrenders to Police on Sexual-Assault Charges

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TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 08:  CBC personality Jian Ghomeshi attends The Board Gala: The Night That Never Ends during the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival at Corus Quay on September 8, 2012 in Toronto, Canada.  (Photo by Peter Bregg/Getty Images)
Photo: Peter Bregg/Getty Images

Yesterday, Canadian radio host Jian Ghomeshi dropped the $55 million lawsuit he and his lawyers filed against the CBC, his former employer who fired him after sexual-abuse allegations started coming to light. Today, the Toronto police said in a statement that Ghomeshi has turned himself over to the police. He has been charged with four counts of sexual assault and one count of overcome resistance — choking. Ghomeshi is set to appear in court later this afternoon.

Jian Ghomeshi Turns Himself Over to the Police