Gilbert Rozon reacted late in the day to the charges against him. “I learned this morning the filing of charges against me on an alleged case dating back nearly 40 years,” reads his short statement.
“I will continue to defend myself in court and reserve any comments for this case,” he continued.
The former Quebec producer was charged Wednesday with rape and indecent assault on a victim, announced the Quebec prosecutor.
The facts would have occurred in 1979, said in a statement the Director of Criminal and Penal Prosecutions (DPCP) of Quebec.
The Montreal police had recommended that the prosecutor file criminal charges against Gilbert Rozon for 14 alleged victims, but the latter decided otherwise after analyzing all the evidence against him.
The founder of the “Just for Laughs” group was splashed with sexual assault charges in October 2017 that forced him to step down.
A group of women, alleged victims of the former producer, obtained in the spring of the Superior Court of Quebec permission to take a class action in civil lawsuit against Gilbert Rozon.
Meagan Kozlovs is a reporter for Debate Report. She’s worked and interned at Global News Toronto and CHECX. Megan is based in Toronto and covers issues affecting her city. In addition to her severe milk shake addiction, she’s a Netflix enthusiast, a red wine drinker, and a voracious reader.