10/30/2014 10:01 EDT | Updated 10/31/2014 06:59 EDT

Jian Ghomeshi Biography Charts A Long Rise Before Recent Scandal (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

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30 August 2012. Big interview with CBC star Jian Ghomeshi on the occasion of his new book about his youth and music: 1982. Photos by Keith Beaty. (Photo by Keith Beaty/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

Jian Ghomeshi was on his way to becoming an international radio star when he abruptly parted company with the CBC, where he had hosted the program "Q" for seven years.

The departure brought an end to a lengthy upward trajectory for the broadcasting personality who had been a musician, manager, TV host and author.

In a lengthy Facebook post from last Sunday, he alleged that he was "fired after a "campaign of false allegations pursued by a jilted ex-girlfriend and a freelance writer."

The Toronto Star later published a series of allegations by four women who claimed he had abused and harassed them sexually. Three women said he "attacked them on dates without consent," while the fourth was a CBC employee who alleged he had harassed and touched her inappropriately.

The Star published a story on Oct. 29 which reported allegations from a total of eight women. One of them, Lucy DeCoutere, was the first to put her name to allegations.

Here is a look at Jian Ghomeshi's career, from his early days to his career as a CBC broadcaster to his departure and the allegations that have followed:

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