He has dropped his civil case against the CBC and will pay their $18,000 legal expenses. Until his criminal case comes up, he is out on bail (paid by his mother) and must stay with her at her home. This is a huge come-down for the Radio Star.
There will be no winners. Criminal lawyers agree that those four women who have charged Mr. Ghomeshi will have their private lives examined and exposed. When the trial is over, neither party may be able to tell their story. The judge can order a publication ban and both the women and Jian will be muzzled.
It is sad to see the fallout from Mr. Ghomeshi's unfortunate behaviour. No one should be tried in social media. Just as no one should do the things Jian is accused of.
I've been writing on and off for years and this is where my more serious pieces will be.