Two Charges Dropped from Jian Ghomeshi Trial

Two Charges Dropped from Jian Ghomeshi Trial
Disgraced former CBC personality Jian Ghomeshi is still facing a mountain of legal troubles, though the load has lessened slightly with news that two of the eight charges currently against him have been dropped.

According to various reports, two charges against the former Q host were dropped earlier today (May 12) when a judge ruled that there wasn't reasonable prospect of a conviction.

"We wish to be abundantly clear this determination is not a reflection of the truthfulness or credibility of any witnesses, but rather a determination that specific allegations would not meet the legal burden of proof," Crown Prosecutor Mike Callaghan told Justice Rebecca Rutherford (as reported by Billboard via the Canadian Press newswire).

With two charges dropped, Ghomeshi still faces five charges of sexual assault and one of overcoming resistance by choking.

Ghomeshi's court case involves three women and will take place with a judge-only ruling in February 2016. There will be a separate trial regarding one of the other sexual assault cases on June 2016.

As the CBC reports, Ghomeshi's lawyer Marie Henein insists he will plead not guilty on all charges. He's currently out on $100,000 bail, though that comes with many different conditions.