11/26/2014 02:17 EST | Updated 01/26/2015 05:59 EST

Jian Ghomeshi stays silent as he leaves Toronto courthouse

Jian Ghomeshi stayed silent as he moved slowly through a throng of media and police officers as he left a Toronto courthouse today. 

The former CBC Radio host was accompanied by his lawyer, Marie Henein, who says her client will plead not guilty to the charges against him. 

Ghomeshi, former host of CBC Radio's Q, is facing four sexual assault charges and one count of what police called "overcome resistance — choking." Ghomeshi's mother was present in court and acted as his surety as a judge released him on $100,000 bail.

The court appearance was Ghomeshi's first public appearance since he was fired on Oct. 26. 

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