Q Host Jian Ghomeshi Dismissed from CBC

Oct 26, 2014

"The CBC's relationship with Jian Ghomeshi, host of the cultural affairs radio show Q, has ended," the network announced Sunday."  

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation posted the story on the news section of its website Sunday afternoon, quoting a news release from the network, "The CBC is saddened to announce its relationship with Jian Ghomeshi has come to an end. This decision was not made without serious deliberation and careful consideration. Jian has made an immense contribution to the CBC and we wish him well," the network said in a statement.

CBC ended its ties with Ghomeshi earlier on Sunday, said spokesman Chuck Thompson.

"Information came to our attention recently that in CBC's judgment precludes us from continuing our relationship with Jian,' Thompson told CBC News.

Thompson would not elaborate on how recently the CBC had discovered the information or what that information was."

Here is a link to the complete post on the CBC's website.

Early Sunday evening, Jian Ghomeshi posted a detailed reply to his personal Facebook page, beginning, "I am writing today because I want you to be the first to know some news.

This has been the hardest time of my life. I am reeling from the loss of my father. I am in deep personal pain and worried about my mom. And now my world has been rocked by so much more. 

Today, I was fired from the CBC."

Here is a link to the post as shared on the WEKU Facebook page.

WEKU has reached out to Public Radio International, the distributor of Ghomeshi's show to public radio stations in the U.S. We will share whatever we learn about these circumstances and the future of the program Q.

We invites listener response to Ghomeshi's dismissal using the Disqus feature attached to this article.