The crown will not appeal the acquittal of former CBC radio host Jian Ghomeshi on sexual assault and choking charges.
In a statement issued on Monday, a spokesman for the Ministry of the Attorney General’s office said that “after a review of the judge’s decision and the legal aspects of this case, the Crown has concluded that there is no legal basis upon which to appeal the acquittals.”
The statement from the crown came at the end of the the 30 day window in which an appeal could be filed.
Ghomeshi was acquitted last month by Judge William Horkins on four counts of sexual assault and one count of overcoming resistance by choking, with the allegations coming from three complainants.
He is scheduled to return to court in June for a separate sexual assault trial.