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Reports: Jian Ghomeshi Won't Face His Second Trial For Sexual Assault

The former CBC host is expected to sign a peace bond and to make a "verbal apology" in court.

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Multiple news outlets are reporting that disgraced former CBC broadcaster Jian Ghomeshi will not go to trial on the one remaining sexual assault charge against him.

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Ghomeshi will reportedly agree to a peace bond that will place restrictions on his behaviour, while enabling him to avoid any admission of guilt.

Postmedia's Christie Blatchford, who covered the first Ghomeshi sex assault trail that recently saw him acquitted of six charges, cited multiple unnamed sources in reporting that "Ghomeshi will sign a peace bond under Section 810 of the Criminal Code, agreeing in essence to 'keep the peace and be of good behaviour' for as long as [a] year."

Outlets such as CBC News and The Globe And Mail have since reported the same thing. Ghomeshi is now expected to sign a peace bond when he appears in a Toronto court Wednesday morning. He was slated to go on trial June 6 for a single charge of sexual assault stemming from an alleged workplace incident in 2008.

If Ghomeshi agrees to a peace bond he will avoid any admission of guilt and will not have a criminal record. The agreement will likely include a stipulation that he avoid all contact with the complainant.


I can confirm that Jian #Ghomeshi WILL be making a verbal apology in court tomorrow. I will be there live-tweeting for @chatelaine

Sarah Boesveld of Chatelaine reported Tuesday afternoon that as part of signing a peace bond Ghomeshi will make a "verbal apology" in court Wednesday morning.

Craig Silverman is a media editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in Toronto.

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