Le Mouton Noir newspaper fires activist and humorist Fred Dubé

Le Mouton Noir newspaper fires activist and humorist Fred Dubé

The comedian, who had held the position of coordinator of the digital shift of the newspaper for almost a year, had first been suspended from his duties. In a message published Sunday evening on the newspaper’s Facebook page, the president of the board of directors, Valérie Belleau-Arsenault, indicated that she had read the public denunciations against Fred Dubé.

We take the situation very seriouslysaid Ms. Belleau-Arsenault at the time. For this reason, the board of directors has decided to suspend Mr. Dubé until the light is shed on the situation.

Two days later, The Black Sheep announced in a press release that its board of directors had made the decision to dismiss Fred Dubé.

In the past few days, three women have posted testimonies of sexual misconduct by Fred Dubé on social media, some alleging sexual assault. Allegations that Radio-Canada could not confirm independently.

The comedian and activist initially reacted on his Facebook page, denying the allegations of one of the accusers. He then deleted his page and his personal account.

Contacted by Radio-Canada, one of the accusers confirmed that she had no intention of filing formal charges against Mr. Dubé.

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