Actresses accusing Albert Schultz of sexual misconduct had to ‘suffer in silence,’ lawyer says

Four actresses who have filed civil lawsuits against the Soulpepper Theatre Company and artistic director Albert Schultz were made to feel they had to “suffer in silence” to succeed, one of their lawyers said during a morning news conference Thursday.

Patricia Fagan, Hannah Miller, Kristin Booth and Diana Bentley have alleged in separate lawsuits against Schultz and the company that they experienced unwanted groping, harassment and sexual remarks in the workplace from 2000 to 2013. None of the allegations have been proven in court, and Schultz issued a statement Wednesday saying he plans to defend himself against them.

It pays to be a sex predator in Canada, like Ghomeshi this guy got all kinds of government money to fund his projects not to mention his past employment and other ties to the CBC.

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  • canminuteman

    I’m not going to believe the allegations until they are proven in court, even then I’m skeptical. All these allegations are just proving that maybe women shouldn’t be out without a male escort to protect them.

    ” that they experienced unwanted groping, harassment and sexual remarks in the workplace from 2000 to 2013.”

    The cure for “unwanted groping” is to slap the unwanted groper across the face and tell him to stop. If you don’t, how does the “groper” know that the groping is unwanted? “Harassment”? What exactly does that mean? Was it really harassment or was snowflake just “uncomfortable”, but didn’t say anything about it? Or was an employee told to do something that they didn’t want to do? “Sexual remarks”? Does that mean locker room banter? I thought strong independent women wanted to be treated equally? Being treated equally could be understood to being treated same way men treat each other. A lot of men are complete assholes to each other and they either learn to live with it, dish it right back or move on with their lives. “From 2000 to 2013.” It wasn’t bad enough that you did something about it in 2000, or 2003, or 2007 or 2011 or 2012, but now it’s the worst thing that ever happened to you. I’m skeptical.

    • It all has to come out in court, assuming it even gets there, still waving your willy at someone is harassment.

      • canminuteman

        I have always treated women with the respect that they expected from civilized men, and I always will. Women’s place in society has changed over the past century and the way women think and act has changed as well. I think men have also changed, but not in the way that women wanted them to. I think when women entered the work place en masse they wanted the freedom to act like men, but for men to still treat them like ladies. It didn’t work out like that men now treat them like “female men” (if that makes any sense, the point is they can’t treat them like they treat men, but they sure don’t treat them like ladies either)

        I am not saying I would do it, and it someone did it to me I would kick them in the nuts then get on with my day. The strong independent women have to develop strategies to deal with bores.

        Men behave in a civil manner to each other because they know that if they don’t there is a good chance they will need dental work. If women want to succede in “a man’s world” they will have to develop the same sort of strategies that men use, because men are not about to change.