Jian Ghomeshi pleads not guilty to 5 charges

TORONTO – Disgraced former broadcaster Jian Ghomeshi has pleaded not guilty to five charges against him.

The former host of CBC Radio’s cultural affairs show “Q” is facing five charges including four counts of sexual assault and one count of overcoming resistance by choking.

Ghomeshi’s trial on those charges begins Feb. 1, 2016 and will be by judge only.