Lucy DeCoutere

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Lucy DeCoutere
Born (1970-09-05) September 5, 1970 (age 48)
Alma mater
OccupationActress, RCAF Officer

Lucy DeCoutere (born September 5, 1970) is a Canadian actress and Royal Canadian Air Force officer, best known for her role as the character Lucy in the television series Trailer Park Boys.

Life and career[edit]

DeCoutere grew up as the youngest child of four of British and Czech parents.[2] She attended grad school at Concordia University in Montreal and has held various jobs, including as a kindergarten teacher in South Korea, and attended teachers college at Griffith University in Australia.[1]

DeCoutere has performed in The Vagina Monologues. She is a female voice on the computer game Empress of the Deep - The Darkest Secret.

DeCoutere is a Captain in the Royal Canadian Air Force, presently based in Ontario.[3] Currently, she is a Training Development Officer.[4]

On April 2, 2016, DeCoutere announced via Twitter that she was resigning from Trailer Park Boys after actor and co-star Mike Smith was arrested for allegedly assaulting a woman. Also on April 2, 2016, it was revealed by the Trailer Park Boys' publicist, Sheila Roberts, that DeCoutere had informed the show's producers a few weeks before Smith's arrest that she would not be returning for the show's next season.[5] Statements released from the Trailer Park Boys production team indicated that the incident was misreported and that the call to the police was made by persons who had not witnessed the event. The woman was described by Smith as a friend, and she issued a statement that "at no time did [she] feel in danger" and that the incident was "perceived as something other than what it was."[6] Due to a lack of evidence, the charges against Smith were dropped.

Jian Ghomeshi[edit]

In October 2014, DeCoutere joined seven anonymous women in publicly alleging sexual assault by former CBC Radio personality Jian Ghomeshi; she was the first to publicly identify herself.[7][3] Ghomeshi was charged with sexual assault and choking,[8] but was acquitted of all charges at the trial involving DeCoutere, with the judge expressing doubt of the witnesses' testimonies.[9]

Filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Come on, teacher!". The Coast, August 28, 2008.
  2. ^ LiveTourArtists ~ International Booking Agency. Representing Sarah and Lucy of Trailer Park Boys[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ a b Donovan, Kevin (29 October 2014). "Jian Ghomeshi: 8 women accuse former CBC host of violence, sexual abuse or harassment". Toronto Star.
  4. ^ Boesveld, Sarah (17 July 2013). "From trailer to chopper: A Q&A with actress Lucy DeCoutere". National Post.
  5. ^ Dempsey, Ann (April 2, 2016). "Lucy DeCoutere quits Trailer Park Boys after Mike Smith battery charge". The Toronto Star. Toronto Star Newspapers Ltd. Retrieved April 6, 2016.
  6. ^ "'Trailer Park Boys release statements from participants". CNW. Retrieved 2 April 2016.
  7. ^ "Lucy DeCoutere Opens Up To CBC's 'The Current' About Jian Ghomeshi". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 1 November 2014.
  8. ^ "Jian Ghomeshi trial: Lucy DeCoutere alleges he took her 'by the throat,' hit her multiple times". Global News. Retrieved 26 March 2016.
  9. ^ "Jian Ghomeshi, Canadian radio star, acquitted in first sexual assault trial". CNN. Retrieved 2016-03-30.

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