Sexual harassment allegations lead Marcel Aubut to quit

Sexual harassment allegations lead Marcel Aubut to quit

Main Image: Canadian Olympic Committee President Marcel Aubut speaks during a news conference at the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 6, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. The Canadian Olympic Committee says it has accepted Aubut’s resignation as president of the organization. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

MONTREAL — Marcel Aubut has resigned as president of the Canadian Olympic Committee while under investigation for a sexual harassment complaint.

The committee said in a statement Saturday its investigation now ends. Since the original complaint, two other women made allegations against Aubut.

The committee calls the matter “deeply concerning,” saying it has had a “profound impact on our Olympic family.” The committee adds that its board will begin the process of appointing an interim president in the coming days.

Aubut already had temporarily stepped aside as committee president and chairman of the Canadian Olympic Foundation. The committee had retained a former chief justice of the Quebec Superior Court to investigate the initial complaint.

The 67-year-old Aubut was CEO of the NHL’s Quebec Nordiques until the team moved to Colorado in 1995. He was inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame in 1999.

The Associated Press

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