Five years ago, the media world was rocked by a scandal: Eric Salville was the subject of sexual misconduct allegations and caused real chaos in the art community. Here’s an assessment of his status today and a recap of the affair that ended his career in media…
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The day everything changed
It was the year of the #MeToo movement. In the US, producer Harvey Weinstein has been targeted by allegations of sexual misconduct. Condemnations mounted. In Quebec, Eric Chalville was the first to meet the same fate.
Withdrawal from public life
“I have work. Truly. When, how, and under what circumstances I often behave inappropriately, I am responsible for these inappropriate behaviors. Like an alcoholic, this is what I needed to do with my own behavior to experts in the field to stop deviant consumption and understand its consequences.
Case of ex-employees
On October 10, 2018, lawsuits were filed against the former producer: he then faced an appeal for nearly $750,000. They are former employees of the show In Salvail mode Claimed compensation for unpaid wages (through the Quebec Alliance of Picture and Sound Technicians).
A complainant may proceed
In the spring of 2018, we learned that at the end of an investigation by the Service de police de la Ville de Montreal, 12 complaints had been filed against the host and only one was retained for prosecution. On January 15, 2019, an arrest warrant was issued by the Director of Criminal and Criminal Prosecutions against Eric Salville, who appeared in court on February 15, 2019, on charges of sexual assault, forcible confinement, and harassment by Donald Duguay.
A reasonable suspicion
In December 2020, the verdict came down: Trial judge Alexandre Talmau determined that Donald Duguay’s testimony and testimony could not prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the accused was guilty of the facts. So he released Eric Salvile.
Also, Eric and his lover still own the property management company Groupe BB Immobilier.
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