Ex-radio host in Canada faces 3 more sexual assault charges

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Posted: Jan 08, 2015 11:49 AM

TORONTO (AP) — A former Canadian Broadcasting Corp. radio host accused of sexual assault now faces additional charges of assaulting three more women.

Jian Ghomeshi, 47, was charged Thursday with the three new counts of sexual assault. He was charged in November with four counts of sexual assault and one of choking stemming from alleged incidents involving three other women.

His lawyer said he will plead not guilty to all eight charges.

The CBC fired Ghomeshi in October after media reports about the allegations. Ghomeshi, who hosted "Q," a popular radio show on culture heard on many public stations in the United States, has denied the charges. He says he had consensual "rough sex" with women.