The news of the latest charges came Thursday morning.
Ghomeshi was in court for what was expected to be the setting of a date for a preliminary inquiry on previous sexual assault and choking charges.
In addition to the latest charges, Ghomeshi faces four sexual-assault counts and one charge of overcoming resistance by choking.
The former host of the arts and culture show Q was fired in October after CBC executives saw what they described as graphic evidence that he had physically injured a woman.
Ghomeshi has denied taking part in any violent, non-consensual sexual acts.
In November, Ghomeshi's lawyer, Marie Henein, said he would plead not guilty and address the allegations against him "fully and directly in a courtroom."
CBC has hired employment lawyer Janice Rubin to conduct an investigation into the corporation’s handling of the allegations against Ghomeshi.