Dan Bigras rejected the allegations of sexual misconduct made against him. In a video posted on Facebook shortly before midnight on Thursday night, the singer denies that actions against him or her.
The wave of denunciations, which swept the art scene in québec for over a week has hit the singer yesterday afternoon when an alleged victim has signed a message incriminating on Facebook. The woman tells the story of an evening dating for about ten years, during which time Dan Bigras, the allegedly “gripped by an arm”, “stuck in wall” and kissed her without her consent.
In his statement filmed, the author-composer-performer shows to be categorical. “This accusation is false. I’ve never done it myself reproach. I don frenche people not of force. The notion of consensus, it is in the center of my life. I can not operate otherwise.”
“This accusation is false,” repeated the artist of 62 years.
Dan Bigras also stated to be “with those who blow the whistle on social media”.
“The justice system does not work. It is necessary that you do it. I understand. That said, I still have what to defend myself? I have just my word. For many of them, it will not be enough. There’s nothing I can do,” he says.
The group of telecommunications Cogeco takes these allegations of sexual misconduct “very seriously”. The owner of the 98.5 FM Montreal, the station where Dan Bigras anime throughout the summer, Cogeco has not been slow to respond to the message Log through Christine Dicaire, its senior director of communications.
“Several lists of anonymous published on social networks the past few days regarding different types of claims, she stated by text-based message. We take the situation very seriously but we must also base our thoughts and decisions on facts verified and analyzed.”
“In any case, we want to trivialize the situation,” adds Ms. Dicaire.
Dan Bigras will return to its micro today on 98.5 FM, we confirmed the director of communications for the company. It occupies the time slot that belongs to Isabelle Marshall in the regular season.