ACTRESSES ACCUSING ALBERT SCHULTZ OF SEXUAL MISCONDUCT HAD TO SUFFER IN SILENCE

first_img Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Plaintiffs (left to right) Diana Bentley, Hannah Miller, Kristin Booth and Patricia Fagan attend a press conference after filing lawsuits alleging sexual harassment from Souplpepper Theatre Company director Albert Schultz. (Christopher Katsarov/Canadian Press) “These women, who were all in their early 20s when they met [Schultz], were taught from day one to understand that in order to succeed, not just at Soulpepper but in Canadian theatre more broadly, they would have to suffer in silence,” Wood told reporters.The women were made to believe that Schultz was “above reproach” and “there was no point in speaking out,” said Wood. “If they did, they risked their careers at Soulpepper, and possibly beyond.”Booth said it was “very difficult” for her to come forward. Advertisementcenter_img Facebook Advertisement Login/Register With: 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.The four women sat side by side at Thursday’s news conference as lawyer Alexi Wood spoke.last_img