Singer Accuses Host of Sexual Harassment and Physical Assault
Maripier Morin admits having had “reprehensible behavior” and apologizes to singer Safia Nolin, who accused him of sexual harassment and bodily assault at the stage during a party in 2018.
In an ephemeral message posted on Instagram Tuesday night, Safia Nolin says that the host and actress, who grew to become 34 the identical day, allegedly overwhelmed her with unwanted advances “in a splendid sexual tone” in a Montreal bar in May 2018.
“She flattered me and was two inches away from me and I was like a block of ice,” the singer-songwriter wrote.
She also criticized him for making racist comments about a waitress.
“The black bartender is angry because she’s black,” Maripier Morin is quoted as saying.
“After that, she bit my thigh so hard that I had a huge bruise for two weeks,” says Safia Nolin, who accompanies her message with photos of the bruise.
“Just due to the fact the person in question is a woman and is four ft eleven inches tall does no longer mean that it is not sexual harassment,” she adds.
In a wordposted on Instagram, Stéphanie Boulay of Les Soeurs Boulay corroborates this testimony.
“I noticed Safia the day after the events. She was once upset,” she recounted, phrase for word, identically. »
The Bonsound record company indicated that the artist would now not provide an interview on this case.
Not understood “the line”
Contacted by using phone late Tuesday evening, Maripier Morin had no longer wished to reply to these allegations.
But on Wednesday afternoon, in an apology message posted online, the former candidate of Occupation double demonstrated that she had taken section in this festive evening “among friends” to which the 28-year-old singer had invited her.
“The next day, Safia sent me a photo with a “lol” of a mark I had made on her thigh,” she says.
It was only a few days later, after sending a new picture of the mark, that Maripier Morin apologized.
“I wouldn’t have been able to read or understand the line I might have crossed. …] I would never have wanted to take advantage of our closeness, but I am aware that I am the only one who feels that way,” commented the host, who confessed that she was “deeply sorry”.
Former hockey player Brandon Prust’s ex-wife said she tried unsuccessfully to contact Safia Nolin on Tuesday night.
“She wasn’t comfortable doing so and I respect her choice,” she wrote.
Blush abandons her
This story has already caused Maripier Morin to lose a contract. The lingerie company Blush has announced that it broke its links with her, withdrawing Wednesday the Maripier X Blush collection from its website.
Bell Media, owner of Z, the channel on which Maripier Morin hosts But why? didn’t want to comment. Buick and Marché Goodfood, two brands with which the star is associated, did not respond to our messages.