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The girls around Robert Miller








Brigitte Noël, Pasquale Turbide, Daniel Tremblay, Jacques Taschereau


Robert Miller started a small electronic-parts company in Montreal in the 1960s that became an international corporation employing thousands in 44 countries. He became one of the richest men in Canada and built a world of privilege behind walls of secrecy. That world collapsed after journalists at Radio-Canada began to investigate rumours about a man known only as “Bob.” Journalists at Enquête worked for months to track down and gain the trust of women who confirmed that “Bob” was 79-year-old billionaire Robert Miller. They told of how they and other girls as young as 14 had been recruited for sex with Miller, being chauffeured to a ritzy hotel or a home in affluent Westmount and showered with money, clothing and jewelry in exchange for the encounters. Some said Miller paid them to recruit other girls. After the Enquête story aired, Miller resigned as CEO of his multinational corporation. Police reopened a decades-old criminal investigation that they had dropped. And more than three dozen women have since joined a class-action lawsuit against Miller seeking consolation for their damaged lives.