The Polaris Music Prize has removed former host Jian Ghomeshi from its jury.
Ghomeshi had been among the 200-plus journalists, broadcasters and bloggers who annually vote on the $30,000 award, given to the best Canadian album of the previous year.
The 47-year-old has a history with the gala. He was host of the inaugural bash in 2006, presented a performance by K'naan in '09 and served on the Polaris's 10-person grand jury in 2010, when Karkwa won the prize.
A representative for the Polaris confirmed to The Canadian Press that Ghomeshi was no longer on its jury but didn't provide a reason for the decision.
The former host of Q was let go by the CBC last month, and is facing a Toronto police investigation over allegations of abuse by multiple women. Ghomeshi has said he was fired because of the risk that his sex life would become public "as a result of a campaign of false allegations" motivated by his "sexual behaviour." He has since launched a lawsuit against the public broadcaster.
The radio personality has said he has engaged in rough sex, but that it was always consensual.