Full statement by Jian Ghomeshi’s lawyer on pleading not guilty

WATCH ABOVE: Jian Ghomeshi’s lawyer Marie Henein explains she’ll make no further statements to media

Former CBC radio host Jian Ghomeshi plans to plead not guilty to four counts of sexual assault and one count of overcome resistance, his lawyer Marie Henein said Wednesday after he was released on bail.

Watch the crush of reporters surround the pair above, and read the full statement below:

“Mr. Ghomeshi will be pleading not guilty.

We will address these allegations fully and directly in a court room. It is not my practice to litigate my cases in the media. This one will be no different.

We will say whatever we have to say in a court of law.

We will not be making any further media statements, nor will Mr. Ghomeshi be making any further media statements.

Thank you.”

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