Former radio host Jian Ghomeshi withdrew his $55 million lawsuit against the CBC this week, after reaching a settlement with the broadcast network over his October dismissal. That might not be the end of his legal entanglements with the network, though. In accordance with the settlement, reached on Friday, Ghomeshi still owes the CBC $18,000 in legal fees.
"The suit is being withdrawn with costs in favor of CBC," network spokesperson Chuck Thompson told reporters. "He's getting nothing."
Ghomeshi filed the lawsuit just one day after being fired in late October, amid reports that he physically and sexually assaulted multiple women. His termination came the same day he showed CBC executives images of bruising on the body of a former romantic partner, the Toronto Star reports. The network attempted to have the lawsuit, in which Ghomeshi alleged the CBC acted in "bad faith," dismissed shortly after it was filed.
CTV News reports that a union grievance Ghomeshi filed against the CBC remains active. So far, he has faced no charges on the assault allegations, though he has claimed he will meet them "directly." Nearly a dozen women have claimed Ghomeshi choked, punched or otherwise brutalized them, with some claims reaching back nearly a decade.