A comedian who believes he has been the victim of defamation online as part of the #Moiaussi whistleblower movement is now seeking nearly $ 120,000 in compensation.
Targeted by allegations published online last summer that he acted as a sexual predator, Alexandre Douville turned to the Court of Quebec last week to try to obtain compensation.
On July 11, 2020, a user by the name of Sébastien St-Germain posted a publication online on the Facebook page “Dis son nom”, on which numerous personalities were targeted by allegations, in order to denounce the alleged actions of Alexandre Douville on behalf of his best friend, supporting screenshots.
Two other Internet users, Janie Côté and Mélodie Danis, also subsequently testified against the comedian on Facebook. The first would have depicted him “as a sexual pervert, a stalker and an abuser”, while the second published screenshots of a conversation by text messages where Alexandre Douville appears as if he was trying to kidnap her, can we? read in the query.
As a result of these allegations online, the comedian lost contracts and ticket sales as he was making and producing shows. “The applicant had to give up all ideas of a public career in the world of humor and returned to school because of the damage to his reputation,” it is detailed in the court documents.
Alexandre Douville also argues, in his request, to have experienced loss of sleep and appetite.
For these reasons, he is claiming a total of $ 119,275, mostly in loss of income, but also in moral and punitive damages.