An independent investigation conducted by lawyer Janice Rubin has concluded that CBC management failed to properly act on reports that former Q host Jian Ghomeshi sexually harassed his female co-workers. The report states that Ghomeshi’s behavior was “considered to create an intimidating, humiliating, hostile or offensive work environment,” and that by ignoring his actions, higher-ups at CBC declined to provide a workplace “free from disrespectful and abusive behaviour.”
Chris Boyce and Todd Spencer, two executives who were involved in the internal investigation that originally cleared Ghomeshi, have been fired after being placed on indefinite leave in January.
Ghomeshi has since been fired from the network and charged with sexual assault by Toronto prosecutors. He’s been released on $100,000 bail, and his lawyer says he will plead not guilty to the charges at a hearing on April 28.