Announcement of the filing of a class action against Gilbert Rozon
Nov 27, 2017, 18:02 ET
MONTREAL, Nov. 27, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - We are the victims of Gilbert Rozon. The not-for-profit organization Les Courageuses, which we formed recently, filed an application to be authorized to bring a class action today on our behalf. The action demands just compensation for the victims, but also an award of truly exemplary punitive damages in order not only to punish the perpetrator and deter similar behavior, but to signify the intensity with which our society denounces such behavior. We hope that our approach will inspire other victims to report abuse and prevent sexual assault not only in Quebec but elsewhere.
The time when men of power can sexually assault and harass women with impunity is over. Gilbert Rozon is a man of power who has allegedly sexually assaulted and harassed many women and girls for decades. According to information held at the moment, Gilbert Rozon has allegedly abused at least 20 victims over a period of 34 years between 1982 and 2016. It is clear, in our opinion, that the victims currently known only represent the tip of the iceberg. This is why we have chosen the path of collective action to obtain justice.
Les Courageuses are represented by two law firms specializing in class actions, Kugler Kandestin and Trudel Johnston & Lespérance.
As the courts have been seized of this request, we will reserve our comments for the Court and we will not be granting interviews.
You will find in the attached document a copy of the application filed today in the Superior Court.
SOURCE Les Courageuses
For further information: For all other information, here are the contact details of our lawyers: TRUDEL JOHNSTON & LESPÉRANCE, Me Bruce W. Johnston, Me Gabrielle Gagné, 750, Cote de la Place d'Armes, suite 90, Montreal (Quebec) H2Y 2S8, Phone: 514 871-8385, [email protected], [email protected]; KUGLER KANDESTIN S.E.N.C.R.L., Me Robert Kugler, Me Pierre Boivin, Me Olivera Pajani, 1, Place Ville-Marie, suite 1170, Montreal (Quebec) H3B 2A7, Phone : 514 878-2861, [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]
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