Ex-CBC radio host Jian Ghomeshi in court again for pre-trial motions

Disgraced former broadcaster Jian Ghomeshi is in court today for the second day for pre-trial motions as he faces five charges, including four counts of sexual assault and one count of overcoming resistance by choking.

TORONTO — Disgraced former broadcaster Jian Ghomeshi is in court today for the second day for pre-trial motions as he faces five charges, including four counts of sexual assault and one count of overcoming resistance by choking.

Ghomeshi pleaded not guilty to the charges on Thursday.

The former host of CBC’s radio show “Q” once again did not take questions from reporters as he entered the courthouse in downtown Toronto.

The court is continuing in private as it deals with a motion.

The 48-year-old was originally charged with seven counts of sexual assault and one count of overcoming resistance by choking, but the Crown withdrew two sexual assault charges in May because they said there was no reasonable prospect of conviction.

The CBC fired Ghomeshi last October after executives saw what they described as graphic evidence that he had physically injured a woman, but the former radio star has admitted to engaging in rough, but consensual sex.