LIVE BLOG: Sexual assault trial of former CBC host Jian Ghomeshi nears end

WATCH ABOVE: The crown is attempting to bring a fourth witness to the stand to bolster Lucy DeCoutere's credibility, after the defence attempted to poke holes in the complainant's story that the former radio host allegedly sexually assaulted her. Christina Stevens reports.

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Closing arguments will commence Thursday in the trial of former CBC radio star Jian Ghomeshi, on the eighth day of the high profile trial that has seen alleged victims deliver emotional testimony and face intense cross-examination.

Forty-eight-year-old Ghomeshi has pleaded not guilty to four counts of sexual assault, and one count of overcome resistance by choking. He acknowledged in 2014 that he engaged in rough sex acts, but said it was consensual.

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Crown prosecutors Michael Callaghan and Corie Langdon are expected to present their closing arguments first, with Ghomeshi’s defence team set to conclude either Thursday or Friday – suggesting that Ghomeshi will not testify.

Global News reporters Adam Miller and Christina Stevens are bringing you live updates from the sexual assault trial of former CBC Radio host Jian Ghomeshi. Watch our live blog for up-to-the-second news from the courtroom.

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