Statement by Marcel Aubut

MONTREAL, Oct. 9, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - The past ten days have been a tumultuous time for me. The crisis caused by my behavior also created difficulties for my family, my friends, my partners, employees and all those who have been hurt by such behavior.

Today, to all these people and to all the others who were shocked by what they saw and heard in recent days, it is from my heart and with all my sincerity that I offer an unreserved apology.

In 45 years of professional life, I have always operated at 200 km an hour without stopping and without questioning myself about my behavior in society. It took a crisis like the one I'm going through, and that I have imposed upon my relatives, to force me to pause and reflect deeply.

Today, this is a brutal wake-up call. I am deeply regretful and very sorry for having hurt so many people who certainly do not deserve it. I hope one day these people will be able to forgive me.

I now am undertaking a period of deep introspection and I have already begun to seek counsel from the best of experts to help me change my behavior and become a better person.

In this spirit, I informed my partners yesterday at BCF of my decision to leave the firm. It saddens me greatly since my associates and BCF colleagues have shown great openness and empathy towards me since the beginning of this crisis. I thank them sincerely for their support and their understanding. I am convinced that the interests of the firm must come before mine. I have no doubt that BCF will continue its rapid growth and will remain a major firm.

Above all I want to thank my family, especially my wife and my three daughters, who were able to comfort me and convince me that the love that binds us is unshakeable.

I also want to thank all those within the Olympic family who have supported me in the mission I undertook to enhance the status of our Olympic athletes, who will forever remain my heroes.

Throughout my career I have worked tirelessly to complete projects that I held dear to my heart. I am proud of what I have accomplished and I intend to continue to have an active and successful professional life. I will do so with all my determination and energy but with the full recognition that society has changed and demands greater respect between individuals, especially between men and women.

I take full responsibility for my actions. I have no one to blame but myself. Again, for those I have hurt or disappointed, I reiterate my unreserved apology and I pledge to do everything to become a better person.

 

SOURCE Maître Marcel Aubut

For further information: France Gaignard, 514-616-7705

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