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Carleton University investigating abuse allegations against former CBC host Jian Ghomeshi

Carleton University is investigating allegations of abuse in connection with former CBC radio host Jian Ghomeshi, after a series of tweets, posted earlier this year, resurfaced this week.

The tweets were posted in early April. The first of which, posted April 9, accuses Ghomeshi of abuse and references the university.

The twitter account, @bigearsteddy references a bear owned by Ghomeshi, mentioned by some accusers in recent media reports.

The university issued a statement saying it was investigating the allegations.

Ghomeshi is facing allegations of abuse from numerous women, which have surfaced since it was announced on Sunday that the CBC had cut ties with the host of their radio show Q.

Ghomeshi denies any allegations of abuse and has posted to Facebook to say while he engages in "rough sex" it is always consensual.

Ghomeshi is suing the CBC for $55 million for defamation and breach of trust. He says the CBC fired him last weekend out of fear his private sex life would become public due to what he calls a "campaign of false allegations."

The corporation has said it will "vigorously" defend itself against his lawsuit.

No charges have been laid and the allegations have not been proven in court.

With files from The Canadian Press

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