Jian Ghomeshi Apologizes in Court
Jian Ghomeshi apologized in court this morning for his “thoughtless and insensitive” behaviour to a former colleague who had accused him of sexually assaulting her. The apology came after the prosecution read the allegations against him.After signing a peace bond, the Crown withdrew the charge of sexual assault for which the former CBC radio host was slated to stand trial in June.According to the allegations, Ghomeshi grabbed Kathryn Borel, a former CBC employee, from behind at work in 2008 and ground his pelvis into her.Ghomeshi, 48, was charged one year ago in relation to the incident. Borel consented to waiving a court-ordered ban on publicly identifying her.“I want to apologize to Ms. Borel for my behaviour toward her in the workplace,” Ghomeshi said. “I now recognize that I crossed boundaries inappropriately. I did not appreciate the damage that I caused. I understand this now.”Ghomeshi’s lawyer, Marie Henein, said he had been through an “intensely public trial.”She said he has come through the situation with dignity.