Ghomeshi faces 3 new charges

Jian Ghomeshi

TORONTO – Three new charges of sexual assault have been laid against fired CBC radio host Jian Ghomeshi.

During a brief court appearance this morning in Toronto, court heard three new alleged victims have come forward.

Ghomeshi was already facing five criminal charges — four counts of sexual assault and one of choking — stemming from alleged incidents involving three other women.

After those charges were laid, his lawyer said he would plead not guilty.

The CBC fired the host of “Q” in October after seeing what it called “graphic evidence” that he had caused physical injury to a woman.

Ghomeshi has admitted he engaged in “rough sex” but insisted it was always consensual.

His next court appearance is set for Feb. 4 but he’s not expected to appear in person.

Ghomeshi is not in custody and his bail was renewed today at $100,000.