(Globe and Mail) A Quebec comedian whose calling card is “dirty or edgy” monologues has been ordered to pay $35,000 for jokes he made at the expense of a former child singer with disabilities.
Quebec’s Human Rights Tribunal has ruled that Mike Ward violated Jérémy Gabriel’s rights when he targeted the boy during part of his Mike Ward s’eXpose comedy tour of 2010-13.
Mr. Gabriel was born with a complex of ear and face malformations called Treacher Collins syndrome.
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Mr. Ward has been ordered to pay Mr. Gabriel $25,000 in moral damages and $10,000 in punitive damages.