04/28/2015 09:48 EDT | Updated 08/01/2015 05:59 EDT

Jian Ghomeshi sexual assault case returns to Toronto court

The legal team of former CBC Radio host Jian Ghomeshi is expected to be back in a Toronto court today to continue judicial pre-trial hearings.

The hearings began last month, when Ghomeshi's lawyer Marie Henein requested that the ongoing proceedings resume on April 28.

The disgraced ex-host of the arts and culture show Q was not present at the previous hearing.

Ghomeshi, 47, faces eight charges, which include overcoming resistance by choking.

He has admitted to engaging in rough sex but said it was consensual.

Henein told reporters in February that Ghomeshi will plead not guilty to all of the charges. He is currently free on $100,000 bail with numerous conditions.