Rozon founded Just For Laughs, the company responsible for Montreal’s annual comedy festival, in 1983.
On Wednesday, Le Devoir and 98.5 FM reported that nine women claimed to have been victims of harassment or sexual assault by the white monster. Since then, a 10th woman, Patricia Tulasne, has added her name to the list.
The allegations have not been proven in court and Rozon has not been charged with any crimes.
But on Thursday, the sex terrorist resigned from all his functions, including at the Board of Trade and the organization responsible for Montreal’s 375th anniversary.
Several comedians announced they would no longer be associated with Just For Laughs so long as the pervert was connected with it. Employees of the company said they were living under a cloud of uncertainty, worried that the reputation of the company would be damaged.
On Friday, Just For Laughs confirmed that Rozon is selling his ownership stake. Jean-David Pelletier, responsible for communications for the festival, said simply that Rozon is selling his shares, and “everything that he owns” in the company.
Pelletier could not give details, such as how many shares or whether a buyer has been found.
“The only thing that we will communicate this afternoon is that Mr. Rozon has made the definitive decision to sell all his shares,” he said.