Many survivors of sexual, violent or psychological assault and harassment have ended their silence in the last few days in Quebec, causing a colossal wave of denunciations. Several celebrities have been among the names revealed. And following several testimonies, David Desrosiers is quitting Simple Plan and the group announces a break.\nThis article contains graphic content that might not be suitable for some readers.\nSeveral Instagram pages beginning with "victims_voices" followed by the name of a region include testimonials from survivors.\nEditor's Choice: Montreal Removed A Bench That Forbid Homeless People From Sitting Too Long After Backlash\nOthers choose to use their own platforms to reveal their experiences, and public figures are part of this movement, both with their experiences and by being pointed at.\nWhile some of his actions have been denounced on social networks, Simple Plan bassist David Desrosiers shared an official message on his Instagram page.\nIt was very late on July 9 that the man published his message, in which he apologized for his past actions.\nHe explains that he became aware of his actions and their repercussions.\n"So I made the decision to withdraw from the group and seek professional help to educate myself and act appropriately in the future," he writes.\nDesrosiers ends by apologizing for the harm he caused.\nView this post on Instagram Des déclarations publiques récentes m’ont fait reconnaître que certaines interactions que j’ai eues avec des femmes leur ont causé du tort. J’ai donc pris la décision de me retirer du groupe et d’aller chercher de l’aide professionnelle afin de m’éduquer et d’agir de façon appropriée à l’avenir. Je suis vraiment désolé pour le tort que j'ai causé à ces femmes. Recent public statements have led me to acknowledge that some of the interactions I have had with women have caused them harm. I have decided to withdraw from the band and seek professional help to educate myself and act appropriately in the future. I am truly sorry for the harm I have caused to these women. A post shared by David Desrosiers (@daviddesrosiers) on Jul 9, 2020 at 8:10pm PDT\n"I am truly sorry for the harm I have caused these women," he expressed.\nAt the same time, the Canadian pop-punk band released its own statement apologizing for the actions of their member.\nView this post on Instagram Suite à des déclarations publiques récentes, David Desrosiers se retire du groupe afin de travailler sur ses difficultés personnelles. Nous présentons nos excuses les plus profondes aux femmes qui ont été blessées par ses actions. Nous sommes également désolés pour tous nos fans qui sont déçus de cette situation regrettable. En tant que groupe, nous prendrons le temps de faire une pause, réfléchir, et mettre en place des lignes directrices afin d’éviter que de telles situations se reproduisent. Following recent public statements, David Desrosiers is withdrawing from the band in order to work on his personal issues. We offer our deepest apologies to the women who were hurt by his actions. We are also sorry for all our fans who are disappointed by this regretful situation. We will, as a band, take time to pause, reflect and put in place guidelines to prevent similar situations from happening. A post shared by Simple Plan (@simpleplan) on Jul 9, 2020 at 8:12pm PDT\nThey say they are taking a moment to reflect and put "guidelines" in place to ensure they don't find themselves in this kind of situation again.\nOne of the anonymous testimonials states the following about how he would operate:\n"He picks his prey out of his fanbase, so they shut up and believe that the way he treats them is normal. He does it through threats, threatening to stop a fan from going to a show or make her leave the venue if she's there and has done something he doesn't like."\nView this post on Instagram David Desrosiers // daviddesrosiers (Musician/Musicien) A post shared by Taking Out The Trash (@victims_voices_montreal) on Jul 8, 2020 at 10:29am PDT\n"I know there are dozens of girls he has treated like this who are afraid to talk about it because he's in a big band."\nIt could, therefore, be this type of story that would have allowed Desrosiers to realize the extent of the repercussions of his behaviour, and that convinced him to leave Simple Plan to seek help.\nIf you or someone you know has been the victim of sexual assault, call the Assaulted Women's Helpline at 1-866-863-0511 or find them online here. You can also contact the Support Services for Male Survivors of Sexual Assault at 1-866-887-0015 or online here. For a list of resources by province, go here.\nThis article was originally published in French on Narcity Québec.