Philippe Bond was already blacklisted

The target of allegations of sexual misconduct by eight women was comedian Philippe Bond, who withdrew from the public following an investigation The pressThursday has been blacklisted by major cultural organizations for several years.

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The two giants of comedy in Quebec, the Just for Laughs Group and ComediHa!, as well as one of the most important TV producers, Guillaume Lespérance (Everyone’s talking about it, bye bye), revealed that they had stopped or at least significantly reduced their collaboration with the fallen artist.

“We haven’t worked with Philippe Bond for a while. Indeed, people back home have confided in us and have expressed their unease at working with Mr Bond,” read a statement sent to the protocol the first Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of ComediHa!, François Lapointe.

On the airwaves of 98.5 FM, Just for Laughs Group’s vice president of French content, Patrick Rozon, also revealed on Thursday that the organization had already started banning Bond from its programming since 2020, based on rumors circulating it.

“We heard him, and what happened was that he was quieter in the programming. And we made that choice.”

Producer Guillaume Lespérance said on Twitter that he had refused to hire Philippe Bond for his projects “for several years”.

“This morning’s article [jeudi] explains this decision,” he said, paying tribute to the courage of the victims.

in the The presseight women reported various forms of sexual misconduct, ranging from fondling to forced fellatio (see other text opposite) and a sexual relationship without consent that Bond allegedly subjected her to between 2006 and 2015.

Half of them testified openly.

1ah On July 1, comedian Thomas Levac accused Bond of being a rapist while recording a podcast at the Emerging Humor Festival in Abitibi-Témiscamingue. When the clip went viral on the internet, Bond maintained his innocence and threatened to sue Levac.

On Thursday morning, however, he put his career on hold. In a statement posted to Instagram, Bond announced he was ending his show tour and quitting hosting the show. It’s still funnyto Energy, “out of respect for my employees and my employers.”

“I have to protect and care for my loved ones, but most of all I have to be there for my children and my wife. Thinking about what they’re going through with me upsets me because there’s nothing more important to me than them,” he shared.

With the exception of this Instagram post, Philippe Bond has deleted all traces of his presence on social networks and closed his official website.

For its part, Bell Media has ended its business relationship with the comedian. Sent in an email to protocol from its PR department, Bell Media indicates that Philippe Bond “will no longer be part of the radio program”.

“We will also suspend the broadcast of his interviews and individual appearances across all of our platforms,” ​​the company adds.

For its part, evenko has announced that the Philippe Bond show tour has been canceled and that ticket holders will be reimbursed.

The comedian is not currently facing criminal charges.

– With Raphaël Gendron-Martin

Comedian and author Kim Lévesque-Lizotte also reacted on her personal Facebook page: Questioning yourself in a timely manner, on time and on the spot, seeking help, admitting your wrongs to those around you, that would be a lot of waste, additional victims, collateral victims avoid , media chaos, victims having to open their guts publicly by describing their traumas so that there is finally a moment when people can be exposed and a sense of justice and redemption from it all can overwhelm.”

– Raphael Gendron-Martin

Mike Ward made the decision a few years ago to no longer invite Philippe Bond to his podcast under listening, because his name was on a list of potential perpetrators on the Internet. “I just did it so we wouldn’t feel uncomfortable,” he said protocol, adding that other comedians were also no longer invited. “We didn’t ban anyone who didn’t do anything.” When asked if the comedy community was sick, Mike Ward said no, referring to the Gilbert Rozon, Julien Lacroix and Philippe Bond scandals. “But we’ll clean up, I think. [des personnes aux comportements répréhensibles].” Although the content of his Friday night show at the Bell Center isn’t set in advance, Mike Ward hinted that he and his guests will most likely be onstage to talk about the Bond affair.

– Raphael Gendron-Martin

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