MONTREAL – The Quebec art scene is shaken by a wave of allegations of sexual assault and harassment against well-known figures in the province’s entertainment industry.
Most of the anonymous allegations are published on an Instagram page that has attracted over 46,000 subscribers and focuses on prominent Quebecers, including musicians, concert promoters and comedians.
David Desrosiers of the Simple Plan group resigned from the group on Thursday after being accused on the social network of predatory behavior against its female fans.
Television personality Mariepier Morin publicly apologized and La Presse reported that she had paused her career after singer Safia Nolin posted to the Instagram page on July 8 – with a copy also on her personal page – accusations that Morin made racist statements in his presence and bit her on the thigh in 2018.
Quebec singer-songwriter Bernard Adamus was removed from his label following an anonymous post on the Instagram page accusing him of irregularities.
Adamus replied on his Instagram Thursday that he had been vulgar, arrogant and drunk too many times in his life, and he apologized to all the women he injured.
This report from The Canadian Press was first published on July 10, 2020.
The Canadian Press