After having publicly testified in favor of one of the alleged victims of Julien Lacroix, the comedian Rosalie Vaillancourt has broken the silence on the social networks, on Wednesday.
“This week has been a “toff”, she confessed. Julien was one of my friends. Even if we had lost sight of over the past two years, it was someone that I find so funny”.
A survey by the newspaper The Duty revealed on Monday morning that Julien Lacroix was the subject of allegations of misconduct and sexual assault. Nine women have been victims. Among them, Geneviève Morin, the ex-girlfriend of the comedian, claimed that he had assaulted her. It was open in the past year, his girlfriend Rosalie Vaillancourt, who has corroborated his claims.
Rosalie Vaillancourt was also told that Julien Lacroix, with whom she refused to work for two years, had sometimes made gestures toward her.
“I was afraid of the cross”
On Instagram, Wednesday, Rosalie Vaillancourt is back on his testimony. “I don’t have the impression of having been a victim of Julien. I was just [fucking] heavy drunk. That helped me to believe my friend”, she wrote.
“I flood right away,” she wrote, adding that she had received a message from a girl saying “you have been the victim, she and several girls from his secondary school”.
Rosalie Vaillancourt said that she had tried, in vain, to talk to people in the community.
“I refused to work with Julian for several months already. I was afraid of the cross. I tried to talk to people, but I was so disappointed. Of the people that I loved deeply told me me to be quiet or don’t listen.”
Although she receives, she says, a lot of negative comments on social networks, the comedian, 27-year-old believes that she has done the right thing. “I probably lost contracts or fans in the last months, weeks and days, she believes. But I acted according to my values.”
Pause for “several months”
Julien Lacroix has responded publicly since the release of the article from the Duty, on Monday morning, claiming not to be a “sexual predator”, but be “neither an angel nor a demon.” His reaction has caused controversy on social networks, before it closes its page Facebook.
In the aftermath, several broadcasters have ousted their platform broadcasts or series in which the comedian appeared, and his agency, Group, Phaneuf, immediately severed its ties with him.
Julien Lacroix has reactivated his account to Facebook Tuesday to apologize “to the people who have been hurt or disappointed by [its] publication.” He indicated that he had decided to take a break several months, during which he has to go look for the help of specialists.