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Quebec arts scene shaken by wave of anonymous sex misconduct allegations

BY The Canadian Press, Jul 10, 2020 3:22 PM - REPORT AN ERRORLAST UPDATED ON Jul 10, 2020 10:39 PM

Canada's Safia Nolin performs on stage during a "Canada 150" celebration in Trafalgar Square, London, Saturday, July 1, 2017. Quebec's music and arts scene is being rocked by a wave of sexual assault and harassment allegations against big names in the province's entertainment industry. Singer Safia Nolin posted to the Instagram page, and copied it to her personal page as well, accusations against prominent Quebec television star, Maripier Morin, claiming the TV personality utterred racist statements to her and bit her on the buttocks. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Matt Dunham

A flurry of sexual assault and harassment allegations have hit Quebec's arts scene.

The accused include musicians, concert promoters and comedians.

David Desrosiers of the band, Simple Plan, resigned from the group today.

He's accused of predatory behaviour involving female fans.

TV personality Mariepier Morin has apologized publicly and La Presse reported she put her career on pause, after singer Safia Nolin alleged Morin uttered racist statements and once bit her on the buttocks.

It's become the summer of the sex scandal in Quebec. The mostly anonymous allegations are being posted to an Instagram page that has garnered more than 46-thousand followers.

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