Sexual misconduct: Rozon denies a request for collective action

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The founder of Just for laughs sent to the court a document in which he responds briefly to the allegations against him.

Gilbert Rozon is contesting the application of collective action of $ 10 million in damages filed by a group of alleged victims who claim to have been assaulted and harassed by the former producer.

 

The founder of Just for laughs sent to the court a document in which he responds briefly to the allegations against him.

 

“[Mr. Rozon] intends to oppose the application for permission to engage in collective action “, one can read in the answer filed by his three lawyers. Moreover, Mr. Rozon is even willing to challenge the jurisdiction of the superior Court of Quebec in the folder.

 

Recall that in November 2017, the group is The brave has filed its petition before the superior Court of Quebec. The collection was created in the wake of revelations of Duty and 98.5 FM about allegations of sexual misconduct on the part of Mr. Rozon on nine women.

 

The brave, who believe that Mr. Rozon “deserves the qualification of” sexual predator “, say they have identified at least 20 victims who have been assaulted or harassed over a period which spans three decades, from 1982 to 2016.

 

“[Mr. Rozon] has systematically abused its position of power of influence in the artistic sphere, political and social, in order to aggress members of the group with the expectation that his victims would not have the courage to denounce, or fear of not being believed if they dare to accuse him of the kind “, one can read in the query.

 

The grouping calls for $ 10 million in punitive damages, plus compensation for each victim, the amount of which will be fixed individually. The actress Patricia Tuslane, who acts as the representative of the group, claimed for its share of $ 400,000.

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