Just For Laughs founder resigns over sexual misconduct allegations

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He is also famous in France where he is well known for being a judge on their version of Britain's Got Talent, La France A Un Incroyable Talent.

Most worked in the arts, and some said they were teenagers at the time of the incidents - the latest having allegedly taken place in 2016. "To all those whom I may have offended during the course of my life, I am profoundly sorry", Rozon added.

I withdraw out of respect for employees and families who work for these organizations and all our partners.

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In addition to leaving Just for Laughs, he also announced that he would be resigning from his role as commissioner of the Montreal 375th anniversary preparations.

The news organization quotes Hélène David, Quebec's minister for the condition of women, as attributing the Rozon situation to "an global movement" started by the #MeToo Twitter reaction to allegations made against Harvey Weinstein. "I felt really small, knowing that he was a powerful man". "I froze, I pushed him away, slammed the door and went into another room", said Geneviève Allard.

Exclusive - Gilbert Rozon in Paris on 3 February 2017.

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Some of the women even agreed to testify face-to-face, according to Le Devoir. She alleged Rozon sexually assaulted her when she was 14 years old.

In 1998, Rozon was found guilty of fondling a 19-year-old woman, but continued to be employed by Just For Laughs.

Wagner said that he was encouraged to speak out after another Quebec media personality, TV show host Eric Salvail, was suspended following allegations of sexual misconduct against him published Wednesday by the daily La Presse.

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The Weinstein revelations have encouraged women and their supporters around the world to speak up and denounce cases of sexual assault. He founded the Just for Laughs festival in 1983 and has expanded the brand to include television shows and specials. It has been reported that a number of women have complained about Rozon in the light of the recent #metoo movement.

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