01/04/2018 12:34 EST | Updated 01/04/2018 12:41 EST

CP NewsAlert:Albert Schultz resigns from Soulpepper in wake of assault allegations

TORONTO — Soulpepper Theatre Company founding artistic director Albert Schultz has resigned after four actresses accused him of sexual assault and harassment.

The company says its board has accepted Schultz's resignation, effective immediately.

Alan Dilworth will serve as acting artistic director.

More to come.