Marcel Aubut apologizes for behavior, quits law firm

MONTREAL (AP) Former Canadian Olympic Committee President Marcel Aubut has apologized for his behavior amid allegations he sexually harassed several women.

He said in a statement Friday he has been ''living in turmoil,'' offering ''unreserved apologies'' from the ''bottom of my heart'' to all who have been hurt by his conduct. The 67-year-old Aubut adds he is leaving his BCF law firm and seeking counseling.

Aubut resigned as Canadian Olympic Committee president last weekend after women accused him of sexual comments and unwanted touching. Interim president Tricia Smith has said the organization's board was not aware of ''any specific interactions that would be construed as harassment.''

Aubut was CEO of the NHL's Quebec Nordiques until the team moved to Colorado in 1995. He was inducted into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame in 1999.

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