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  • Writer's pictureCarey Tate

Pointe-Claire's Future Electronics sold amidst founder's sexual exploitation lawsuit.

In February, the law firm Consumer Law Group initiated a class-action lawsuit against Pointe-Claire-based company Future Electronics and its founder, Robert Miller. In this legal action, approximately 30 women have submitted sworn affidavits, claiming that Mr. Miller provided them with cash, jewelry, and various gifts in exchange for sexual favors during their underage years. These alleged encounters reportedly occurred at hotels in downtown Montreal and residences in Westmount between 1992 and 2012. To conceal his identity, Mr. Miller purportedly used the alias "Bob Adams," as indicated in court documents related to the case.

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The company is the third largest electronics distributor in the world, making it one of Québec's largest private companies. WT Microelectronics, a distributor of semiconductor components based in Taiwan, has agreed to purchase privately-held Future for a total of US$3.8 billion in cash, including the assumption of debt. Future, headquartered in Pointe-Claire, will maintain its current identity and operate independently. According to a joint statement released by both companies on Thursday, the existing management team and all employees of Future will also remain unchanged.

On February 3rd, Future announced that Mr. Miller would be stepping down from his roles as the company's CEO and chairman. This decision was attributed to his need to address significant health concerns and to concentrate on safeguarding his reputation. In a statement released by the electronics distributor at the time, it was emphasized that Mr. Miller "firmly and emphatically denies" the allegations, asserting that these claims had arisen amid a contentious divorce.

SOURCE: Canadian Press.


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