Hosting at the show all summer long Dupont on vacation FM93, in Quebec, comedian PA Méthot reacted to the Philippe Bond affair on Thursday.
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“I’m devastated this morning for a number of reasons, he said on air. The first is that Philippe Bond is one of mine friends. It’s like I got cheated on by my girlfriend this morning. I hurt because I think to myself: Is there something I haven’t paid attention to? Because we were together very often for 20 years. And on the head of my father and my daughter, because people will ask me, I have never, ever, ever seen inappropriate behavior on the part of Philippe Bond in my presence.
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“Among those who have testified, there are people I know very well and I have absolutely no doubts about the veracity of what they can say,” he continues. Mathilde Lauer [l’une des femmes qui ont témoigné dans le dossier de La Presse], we have often worked together. He is someone I love very much. And I have no reason to doubt the accuracy of his words. And even less of the honesty of this girl.
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“I will never condone, I will never defend anyone who has committed acts like those for which they are accused. I will never approve of that. […] I think it’s good that he’s withdrawing from public life. Because that’s where it gets difficult. In the next few days it will be very, very difficult. If he’s ill-advised in all of this, that’s where he makes mistakes.
“I could never say I hate Philippe Bond. I had wonderful times with him. i had a lot fun. We worked together. It was always amazing. Do I blame him for these alleged gestures? I have no respect for people who treat others like that.”