"I find Mr. Ghomeshi not guilty of all these charges."
Ghomeshi is hugging his mother and sister, who are smiling in the front row.
He shakes hands with other supporters, hugs a few more.
Ghomeshi still has a very serious look on his face. No smile.
All three complainants have left the courtroom.
Ghomeshi has now left the courtroom with his lawyers.
Ghomeshi's mother and sister escorted out of courtroom. Large crowd of media and public in hallway.
Ghomeshi himself taken into a small room near courtroom.
Hearing that the Crown is currently speaking with the three complainants.
Ghomeshi is in a room with his two lawyers.
The courtroom where the trial took place has been cleared and closed.
Sarah Dunsworth, a witness who testified to corroborate Lucy DeCoutere's testimony has tweeted her support after the verdict
Crown lawyers and one of Ghomeshi's defence lawyers just exchanged a quick word in the hallway.
Police have been trying to clear a path by the doors, but crowd not dissipating. No sign of Ghomeshi out front. Hearing he may have been seen at the back door.
While Ghomeshi was found not guilty of all charges today, he still faces a second trial in June involving a different woman.
Ghomeshi left the courthouse through a back door. Didn't say anything. Maintained his solemn expression.
The third complainant left the courthouse quickly, walking between two friends, ignoring the media and not making any comment. She cannot be identified.
The first complainant and her lawyer are now seen leaving the courthouse.
All three of Ghomeshi's accusers and Ghomeshi himself have now left the building.
Here is the full statement issued by the first complainant through her lawyer:
First, I would like to thank my friends and family, Toronto police and Crown attorney, victim services and members of the public who reached out and supported me throughout this difficult process.
I was never invested in the outcome of the verdict, for me, this journey allowed me to face Mr. Ghomeshi and tell my story publicly for the first time. I always understood that a conviction would be difficult. While my story may not have passed the high legal test for proof, it remains my position that the evidence of the substantive issues is truthful.
I am disappointed that his honour did not note in the decision that I was mostly unchallenged about the substantive allegations.
I hope that my coming forward and sharing what happened to me gives strength to other victims of sexual assault. I encourage anyone who is a victim of abuse to come forward, seek assistance and not be afraid of what may happen. While the process is undoubtedly difficult, it is nevertheless empowering.
A weight has been lifted off my shoulders and I can now move on.