SOULPEPPER'S ALBERT SCHULTZ RESIGNS AMID SEXUAL MISCONDUCT ACCUSATIONS
Jan 04, 2018
By Bob Komsic
Albert Schultz has resigned from Soulpepper Theatre Company in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations by four actresses.
The board of directors says in a statement it’s accepted the resignation effective immediately.
Earlier the accusers shared their stories at a news conference .
The actresses, who’ve filed civil lawsuits against the Soulpepper Theatre Company and former artistic director Schultz felt they had to ”suffer in silence” to succeed, according to one of their lawyers.
Lawyer Alexi Wood said Hannah Miller, Patricia Fagan, Kristin Booth and Diana Bentley (seen below clockwise from top left) were made to believe Schultz was ”above reproach” and ”there was no point in speaking out.”
(Carlos Osorio / Toronto Star)
Fagan says she and some fellow actors began talking about the culture in the theatre and film industries last Thanksgiving, which led them to open up about experiences at Soulpepper.