October 28, 2021

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Edgar Frutier is appealing his prison sentence

Edgar Frutier is appealing his prison sentence

The 91-year-old comedian filed one motion to this effect in the Court of Appeal on Wednesday, and another, in addition, filed a lawsuit against his release as an appeal against the merits is pending.

Both requests are due to be studied by the court on Thursday. In order to regain his liberty until further notice, Mr. Frutier must convince the judges that the basis of his appeal was serious.

Edgar Frutier Convicted in July 2020 Two obscene attacks on actions taken against Jean-Rene Totrolt between 1974 and 1976.

The latter alleged that they had Mr. Frutier Touched his genitals on three occasions between 1974 and 1976, When he was just a teenager.

He maintained that he had touched his genitals on his pants in a cottage in Eastman in 1974, and then twice at Mr. Frutier’s residence in Brosard.

Mr. Frutier did not testify and did not present defense during the trial. However, he noted some of the actions that were alleged against him.

His lawyer tried to assimilate the actions alleged against him Attack – Allegation that is no longer in the Criminal Code – In his opinion, by pleading that there is no evidence of obscenity.

However, Quebec Court Judge Mark Bison did not accept this defense, arguing that there was no doubt that Edgar Frutier’s actions were sexual in nature.

When making recommendations on the sentence, The actor’s lawyer made a demand Sentence suspension Along with a probationary period for his client.

Instead, the magistrate complied with the prosecution’s instruction by imposing it on him Sentenced to six months in prison.

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He took advantage of the young man’s vulnerability without considering the huge consequences of his disruptive behavior., Explained Judge Bison.

Edgar Fruitier is best known for his roles in the television series Plowf family And Beautiful stories of payments.

Over the past few years, he has shared his passion for classical music on the show Saturday and nothing more And provided his voice for Mr. Burns‌ in this series The Simpsons.

With information from Genevieve Garan