Just For Laughs President Resigns

Gilbert Rozon, quebec producer's flagship the scene humorous and well-known on our side of the Atlantic for his role as a juror in the issuance France has an incredible talent, is now the subject of a criminal investigation for a case of sexual assault, reveals Radio Canada.

Rozon, a giant in the Quebec entertainment industry, did not elaborate on the allegations against him when he announced on Facebook on Wednesday he was stepping down from several high-profile professional posts not long before the stories were published.

Canadian newspaper Le Devoir reported interviewing nine women about alleged harassment and sexual assault at Rozon's hands over the last three decades.

"I am stepping aside out of respect for the employees and families who work for these organizations as well as all our partners", he wrote.

Rozon did not elaborate on the allegations against him in his Facebook post.

"Shaken by the allegations against me, I wish to take time to reflect", Rozon wrote, adding he was "sincerely sorry" for "all the women and men I may have offended in the course of my life".

Rozon, 62, was the driving force behind Montreal's annual Just for Laughs comedy festival.

It appears that more and more women from around the world are finding the courage to speak against their abusers after American actress Alyssa Milano started the #MeToo campaign to speak up about sexual assault and abuse. Spokesman Jean-David Pelletier declined to comment further. "We must think of those who denounce and encourage them to do so".

A top French broadcaster said Thursday that it was taking the French equivalent of "America's Got Talent" off the air over sexual assault allegations involving Canadian producer Gilbert Rozon, the show's linchpin.

In 1998, Rozon was found guilty of fondling a 19-year-old woman, but continued to be employed by Just For Laughs. "It doesn't matter how much power you have, how much influence you have, it's never alright".

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