Published Apr 28, 2015Disgraced former CBC host Jian Ghomeshi's downfall is set to be the subject of a forthcoming book by Toronto Star investigative reporter Kevin Donovan.
Last year, the host of CBC's Q was let go by the broadcaster, following charges of sexual assault. And while a recent report found that CBC "condoned" Ghomeshi's inappropriate workplace behaviour, more details about the case are sure to surface in the new book.
Titled Jian Ghomeshi: Secret Life, the book will be co-published by ECW Press and Kobo, in an "unprecedented agreement." Kobo will release the manuscript digitally, while ECW Press will handle physical print copies. The book is expected to arrive in late June.
According to Kobo and ECW Press, the book will shed light on Ghomeshi's background and investigate the events that led to his firing. In his research for the book, Donovan interviewed a number of former colleagues and women from Ghomeshi's past.
Kobo vice president Pieter Swinkels described the forthcoming release as "a thought-provoking story that forces us to look again at social, cultural and gender roles."
Ghomeshi is currently facing seven counts of sexual assault and one count of overcoming resistance by choking. His lawyer has stated that the former Q host will plead not guilty to all charges. Ghomeshi was due back in court today (April 28).