LA Opera investigates sexual harrassment claims against Placido Domingo

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The sexual harassment allegedly spanned over three decades, beginning in the late 1980s at venues where Domingo held top managerial positions.

Seven of the nine accusers told AP they feel their careers were adversely impacted after they rejected Domingo’s advances while some said that they were never hired to work with him again after they went on to work for other companies.

Domingo did not respond to detailed questions from AP about specific incidents, but issued a statement.

He said that the allegations dating back as many as thirty years “are deeply troubling” and” inaccurate.”

“…I believed that all of my interactions and relationships were always welcomed and consensual,” he added.

A spokesperson for the Royal Opera House (ROH) in London told DW: “The ROH has not been made aware of any accusations pertaining to Placido Domingo’s time as a visiting artist or conductor. However, we have a zero tolerance policy towards harassment of any kind and recently refreshed our code of conduct to ensure all staff and visiting artists abide by the rules at all times.”

Domingo performed several times at the ROH over the course of his career.

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