French commercial channel M6 has suspended one of its primetime program, “La France a un incroyable talent,” in reaction to sexual misconduct allegations which have been made against one of the show’s judges, Gilbert Rozon.
Rozon, the president of Montreal’s Just For Laughs comedy festival, and a judge on “La France a un incroyable talent” (“France’s Got Talent”), has just been accused of sexual harassment and assault by nine women. The alleged abuses span three decades, according to CBC/Radio-Canada.
Rozon, a high-profile figure of the Quebec entertainment industry, announced he was resigning from Just For Laughs as well as the French talent show in a statement posted on his Facebook account.
“I am stepping down out of respect for the employees and families who work for these organizations and all our partners. I do not want to shame them,” said Rozon.
“Shaken by the allegations that have been made against me, I wish to dedicate all my time to take stock. To all those whom I may have offended during the course of my life, I am profoundly sorry,” Rozon added.