There's a huge scandal in the Canadian theatre scene!
Albert Schultz, the co-founder of Toronto’s Soulpepper Theatre Company, has been told to step down after four women filed lawsuits against him for sexual misconduct.
The women are all actresses who got their start at his theatre, and they say that almost immediately after they started they became targets for his predatory behavior.
Allegations range from inappropriate comments to unwanted touching (some of which, they say, happened on stage, hidden from the audience’s view!)
Schultz is a pretty big deal in the theatre community. His theatre is the largest non-profit theatre company in Toronto, he was appointed to the Order of Canada in 2013 and he’s an executive director on the CBC show ‘Kim’s Convenience.’