Ghomeshi drops $55 million lawsuit against the CBC
Disgraced CBC broadcaster Jian Ghomeshi has dropped his $55 million lawsuit against his former employer after an out-of-court deal was reached. The Toronto Star reports that the deal, which was reached last Friday, will see Ghomeshi pay $18,000 in legal costs to the CBC. Ghomeshi launched the suit after his firing last month due to mounting allegations of physical and sexual abuse.
Earlier this month, the CBC requested that the suit be dismissed. Many familiar with the case said Ghomeshi's suit wouldn't have been permissible in the first place; as a unionized employee, he would be required to sort out issues with his employer through a grievance process instead of going through the courts.
Instead, it was widely viewed as a way for Ghomeshi to get his version of the story, in which he was framed by a jealous ex and unfairly persecuted by his former employer for his sexual preferences, into the legal system and onto the public record.
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