The comedian Julien Lacroix puts his career on pause after having been hit hard, like many other artists, by the wave of allegations of misconduct and sexual assault that is surging since the beginning of the month.
The career of comedian, 27-year-old has suffered a plunge similar to that of other artists, including allegations of assault and misconduct have been published on the social networks.
A survey by the daily Le Devoir, has lifted the veil Monday on allegations of gestures such as relationships, non-consensual and kissing non-consensual comedian to nine women. Among these figure, his ex-girlfriend Genevieve Morin, as well as the comedian Rosalie Vaillancourt.
Monday morning, the talent agency Group Phaneuf, who represented him since 2017, has severed its ties with the comedian.
Several broadcasters have quickly erased their platform many television shows and web series where he appeared.
The first season of the webseries education about sex, where Julien Lacroix addressed different themes related to sexuality with Rosalie Vaillancourt, has been removed from the website of Télé-Québec, and YouTube, among others because “the young audience for these capsules,” stressed the press secretary Danielle Cuff.
Not full purge
Radio-Canada has also made a household in the content HERE Tou.tv, removing episodes of the 1st time, an audition with Simon and the direction of The punch. But the question for the broadcasters to do a full purge as was the case for By Morin.
The withdrawal of the series is The fault of the Club illico had raised grumbling in the past week to the Association des réalisateurs et réalisatrices du Québec and Société des auteurs de radio, télévision et cinéma (SARTEC), which have jointly denounced that a whole team is penalized.
The appeal has been heard. Radio-Canada has therefore left on its platform, the web series Project 2000 and Wonders, ” so as not to penalize all of the artists and craftsmen who are part of “, explained the director of communications de Radio-Canada, Marc Pichette.
Same sound of bell on the side of Bell Media, which suspends on its different platforms (Crave and VRAK, among others) only ” the dissemination of the interviews and the individual performances of Julien Lacroix “, we have-t-you let us know by e-mail.
Disappeared from the social networks
At the end of the day, Monday, Julien Lacroix has deleted his account Facebook, the content of its account of Instagram, and its YouTube channel.
Desjardins, who worked with the comedian for a marketing campaign removed from its website all of the videos that he appeared in.
At the time of going to press, the tour of the first solo show of Julien Lacroix, who is called so far everything is going well, was still showing in several theaters in Quebec.
– With the collaboration of Marc-André Lemieux
Sorry, it does not recognize alleged actions
Julien Lacroix responded, Monday, on his page Facebook to the allegations in its place, on Monday, before deleting his account. Without recognizing the actions alleged against him, the comedian announced a break in his career and said he is “sorry” if he had already hurt someone.
If he claimed not to be “an angel but not a demon no more,” Julien Lacroix did not recognize the acts of sexual misconduct alleged in The Duty, saying not to be a ” sexual predator “.
“I begin to be accustomed to gossip, and gossip in my short career. However, to destroy the work of a life ? In one article ? Where I have not even been able to give my version of events ? ” he wrote Monday morning.
Then, Julien Lacroix has argued that it had ” no choice but to take a moment to step back from all the projects in which I am [he is] associated, as well as my [his] management team and production, and then to think about the recourse available to me [him] in this context “.
A father reacts
The publication, which has now disappeared from Facebook, has generated more than 5,700 comments, mostly unfavorable to the approach of the artist.
Among those, Jean Morin, the father of the ex-spouse of Julien Lacroix, Geneviève Morin, a victim alleged he was written a word.
“Being myself the father of one of your victims, and knowing you well enough to have welcomed in our family over the past years with my daughter, I wish that thou mayest go in search of help and that you renonces to the alcohol with which you have visibly a problem, he writes. And for all your fans that you believe wrongfully accused in the aftermath of the “me too”, and well it is that they do not have a daughter, or don’t have one like mine, who you loved unconditionally. “
A rain of comments spread on social networks.
“The environment is so fucked that the response of Julien will surely win the number of the year in the Olivier,” wrote Virginia Fortin on Instagram.
“Soon, the journalists will ask : is it that it is difficult to be a guy in humor ? Karma “, said Mariana Mazza, she is also on Instagram.
“Say vagina should not make more waves than to abuse “, she added.
Other artists covered by the allegations of a sexual nature
- Bernard Adamus
- By Morin
- Alex Nevsky
- David Desrosiers (Simple Plan)
- Yann Perreau
- Gabriel D’almeida Freitas
- Obia Le Chef
- Maybe Watson (Alaclair Ensemble)
- Kevin Parent