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CBC Internal Report On Jian Ghomeshi To Be Released Thursday

04/15/2015 04:00 EDT | Updated 06/15/2015 05:59 EDT
TORONTO - The findings of an investigation into how the CBC handled the Jian Ghomeshi scandal are set to be released Thursday.

The CBC commissioned labour lawyer Janice Rubin to conduct the independent inquiry.

She encouraged current and former CBC employees who worked with Ghomeshi to contact her with complaints or experiences regarding harassment, violence, discrimination or other inappropriate conduct.

She was tasked with reporting to senior CBC management about what she uncovered, as well as coming up with recommendations on resolving any complaints.

She will also report separately on what the broadcaster should do to prevent any similar issues in the future.

Ghomeshi was fired as host of its daily arts and culture show "Q" in October after several women came forward with sex and assault allegations.

He faces seven counts of sexual assault and one of overcoming resistance by choking, but his lawyer has said he will plead not guilty to all charges.

President Hubert Lacroix and other CBC executives will speak to reporters via conference call on Thursday.

Ghomeshi is free on $100,000 bail with numerous conditions. He is due to return to court April 28.

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