Comedian accuses Philippe Bond of rape

Comedian accuses Philippe Bond of rape

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Comedian Philippe Bond has vigorously denied accusations of rape made by another comedian during the recording of a podcast.

« Philippe Bond is a rapist,” Thomas Levac can be heard saying in a video that has gone viral and captured on the sidelines of the Festival d'humour emergent en Abitibi-Témiscamingue.

Excerpt from the broadcast live – which was meant to be reserved for ticket holders – however ended up on the QC scoop YouTube channel.

“He invites women into his chariot and he doesn't let them out. Never forget that! He just prosecutes women, never men,” continues Thomas Levac.  

” I don't care, that man doesn't impress me, adds he. Fuck Philip Bond! Often in the media they wonder who is the comedian that everyone is talking about who hasn't come out… It's Philippe Bond! “, we also hear. 

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Reaction

Philippe Bond reacted strongly through his professional Facebook page, saying that he had never been an aggressor and had no choice but to initiate legal proceedings against this comedian circulating what he calls falsehood about it.

“Today I stand up and cry out my innocence loud and clear,” Bond wrote. Every relationship I have had has been consensual, I have NEVER been an abuser, NEVER will be and I will NEVER accept being accused of it without defending myself. »

The comedian, also a host at Énergie Montréal 94.3 (on hiatus for the summer), adds that he is aware that “numerous testimonies telling terrible stories have been circulating for years”.

“No victim deserves what they have been through and sadly there are many other serious stories that remain in the shadows,” he continues in his post which, at the time of this writing, had accumulated 7900 likes and generated 1200 comments, mostly positive. 

Remember that Philippe Bond, 43, pleaded guilty to impaired driving last May. The comedian admitted to having taken the wheel at the exit of a bar in Rivière-du-Loup with a higher alcohol level than the permitted limit in March. He inherited a criminal record, a $1,000 fine and a one-year driving ban.

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The festival dissociates

Contacted by Le Journal, the management of the Festival d'humour emergent en Abitibi-Témiscamingue has dissociated itself from Thomas Levac's remarks.&nbsp ;

“ The Emerging Comedy Festival dissociates itself from all allegations made by comedians in the context of the event, with regard to anyone, wrote Camille Dallaire, President of the Festival. Trusting our artists and their management teams, we do not carry out any form of control over their words during their performances. »

Philippe Bond will not, for the moment, give any interview to this topic. For his part, Thomas Levac did not respond to interview requests from the Journal nor issued a statement. 

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