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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Re-Publishes Ghomeshi Celeb Profile Written Before Allegations

11/02/2014 01:49 EDT | Updated 11/02/2014 03:59 EST

A U.S. newspaper has a front page story about Jian Ghomeshi - and it has absolutely nothing to do with the ex-CBC host's growing scandal.

On Sunday, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ran Mark Roth's Oct. 19 story on Ghomeshi's life as an immigrant in Canada, featuring it on the front page of its Sunday Extra supplement.

UPDATE: An editor's note on the online version of the story states that the issue delivered Nov. 2 "was prepared Oct. 22 and printed on Oct. 23, before the allegations against Jian Ghomeshi surfaced and he was fired from his broadcast position."

Twitter user @audrawilliams posted a photo of the paper, leading many to speculate if the image had been doctored.

But it's real, according to Ashley Csanady of Canada.com, who was told by a Post-Gazette employee that it was re-published in Sunday's issue and that the paper is looking into the matter.

The story, which lauds Ghomeshi as a "celebrity in his own right in Toronto," was published a week before Ghomeshi left the CBC and explosive allegations against him were revealed by media critic Jesse Brown and the Toronto Star.

Toronto police have opened up a criminal investigation after receiving three abuse complaints against Ghomeshi, who is suing the CBC for $55 million.

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