Nine women accuse Spanish tenor Plácido Domingo of sexual harassment

14 Août, 2019, 00:48 | Auteur: Christine Menetries
  • Placido Domingo holds his two trophies during the Grammy Awards of 1985

This follows an Associated Press report that 9 women have accused Domingo of trying to pressure them into sexual relationships by dangling jobs and sometimes punishing them professionally if they refused.

Six other women allege that Domingo, 78, made them feel uncomfortable with his sexual propositions, and dozens of other people in the opera business claimed that they witnessed the multiple Grammy award victor being sexually inappropriate towards younger women.

One singer, who was 27 at the time, said she felt panicked and trapped.

The accusers' stories lay out strikingly similar patterns of behaviour that included Domingo persistently contacting them - often calling them repeatedly at home late at night - expressing interest in their careers and urging them to meet him privately under the guise of offering professional advice.

AP also spoke to nearly three dozen other singers, dancers, orchestra musicians, backstage staff, voice teachers and administrators who said they witnessed inappropriate sexually tinged behaviour by Domingo and he pursued younger women with impunity.

A representative for Domingo, now 78 but still a giant force in the opera world, did not immediately respond to TheWrap's request for comment. He has sung 150 roles in over 4,000 performances, continues to sing, and also works as the director of the Los Angeles Opera.

Cuccinelli rewrites Statue of Liberty poem to defend immigration stance
Some critics believe that the new regulations are aimed at low-income immigrant groups. The rule change is meant to reinforce "ideals of self-sufficiency", officials said.

United States government delays tariffs on phones, laptops and video game consoles
Around an hour after the opening bell on Wall Street, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 1.76 percent, adding 456.25 points. Only the defensive real estate and utilities sectors posted small losses.

Gold Prices Cross Rs 39,000-Mark
Gold futures on MCX (October 2019) were trading at Rs 38,530 and touched an intraday high of Rs 38,585. On Monday, Spot Gold prices ended higher by 0.96 percent to close at $1511.2 per ounce.

The only company in the U.S.to cancel a performance featuring Domingo is the Philadelphia Orchestra; the opera star was to appear in the company's opening day concert.

Domingo called the accusations "deeply troubling, and as presented, inaccurate" in a statement to AP. "[I] will hold myself to the highest standards". This afternoon, the company's director, Ian Derrer, released a statement in response to the allegations, writing: "The Dallas Opera does not intend to take any immediate action while awaiting further developments".

One such woman who worked at the LA Opera told the AP that there was a whisper network about Domingo: "Avoid interaction with him at all costs".

A singer who met Domingo while traveling in Europe in 1992 told the AP he frequently called her with "flirty" messages asking to come to her apartment, and that eventually, the amount of calls left her "frightened". Women were warned not to be alone in an elevator with him.

Two of the women said they briefly gave in to Domingo's advances, feeling they couldn't risk jeopardizing their careers by saying no to the most powerful man in their profession. Several performers told the AP that they were sexually harassed by the star while working for the Washington opera and that his behavior was common knowledge.

A half-dozen other women said suggestive overtures by Domingo made them uncomfortable.

Conseillé:

  • S. Korea Hit Hardest by N. Korean Cyberattacks

    S. Korea Hit Hardest by N. Korean Cyberattacks

    Cryptocurrency exchanges were repeatedly attacked, with at least four hits on South Korea's Bithumb . India suffered three attacks, and Bangladesh and Chile were victims of two attacks each.

    Placido Domingo répond à ses accusatrices — Harcèlement sexuel

    Les autres femmes restent anonymes, craignant de perdre leur travail ou de subir des représailles. Et il m'a donné des conseils et a été très élogieux.
    Kerala on Tenterhooks Again as Red Alert Sounded for 3 Districts Today

    Kerala on Tenterhooks Again as Red Alert Sounded for 3 Districts Today

    Precaution is being maintained in the deluge-hit states as most rivers are in a spate and water is being released from reservoirs. In Jammu and Kashmir, three members of a family died after they came under a boulder during a landslide in Resai district.
  • All Black Barrett banned for three weeks for red card

    All Black Barrett banned for three weeks for red card

    The absence of 25-year-old Barrett and the injured Brodie Retallick means New Zealand will field a fourth-choice lock in Saturday's Bledisloe Cup Test.
    Stock market surges after Trump administration pushes back China tariffs

    Stock market surges after Trump administration pushes back China tariffs

    Tuesday's tariff delay helped the rand "make an aggressive move" from R15.39/$ to R15.16/$, said TreasuryONE in a snap note. The surprise news from the United States Trade Representative office sparked a 5% jump in Apple shares.
    Former NBA Player Sebastian Telfair Has Outburst After Sentencing

    Former NBA Player Sebastian Telfair Has Outburst After Sentencing

    Telfair said he had a Florida concealed carry license for the weapons, but he did not have a license to carry the guns in ny . As a point guard at Abraham Lincoln High School in Brooklyn, he was on the cover of Sports Illustrated in 2004.
  • Singapore: 2019 GDP Growth Estimate Reduced to 0 to 1 Percent

    Singapore: 2019 GDP Growth Estimate Reduced to 0 to 1 Percent

    Services producing industries gained 1.1% year-on-year, moderating from the 1.2% growth in the previous quarter. The MTI noted that growth is "expected to come in at around the mid-point of the forecast range".
    Norway mosque shooter rejects terrorism, murder allegations

    Norway mosque shooter rejects terrorism, murder allegations

    Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg said Sunday that while her government was trying to combat hate speech, more must be done. Following Saturday's attack the police have increased security around the celebration of the Muslim holiday of Eid.
    Flint Bishop Airport adding new nonstop flights to Florida

    Flint Bishop Airport adding new nonstop flights to Florida

    Allegiant has announced a new non-stop service from Tucson to Indianapolis starting November 14, 2019. As part of the announcement, Allegiant said it was offering one-way fares online starting at $69.
  • Norwegian Air to discontinue transatlantic routes from Ireland

    The carrier will continue to offer scheduled services from Dublin to Oslo, Stockholm and Copenhagen as normal. Customers will also be offered a full refund if they no longer wish to travel.
    Irish boy critically ill after being discovered in pool in Spain

    Irish boy critically ill after being discovered in pool in Spain

    After resuscitation was performed by a member of the public, the paper reports that vital signs were restored. The Department of Foreign Affairs says it is aware of the case and is providing consular assistance.
    Iran says Britain might free oil tanker soon

    Iran says Britain might free oil tanker soon

    Tehran responded to the move in tit-for-tat fashion, detaining a British-flagged tanker in the Strait of Hormuz two weeks later. Gibraltar said on Tuesday it was seeking to de-escalate issues arising with Iran since the detention.


Populaire

'The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance' Trailer: Gelflings Unite to Save Thra
Now we have a new full length trailer for the new series, and it is indeed a thing of beauty to behold. It looks like their Lord of the Rings ... and it's done... with puppets!

Sydney : Attaque au couteau au cri de "Allah o akbar"
Des médias australiens ont diffusé une vidéo qui montre l'homme sautant le toit d'une voiture en hurlant " Allah Akbar ".

PSG : Rémy Descamps va quitter le PSG pour Charleroi
Avec les U19 du Paris Saint-Germain, il a participé à l'UEFA Youth League où il a même été finaliste face à Chelsea en 2016. Le gardien a rejoint Caen, en Ligue 2, pour trois saisons.

Hall County will be under heat advisory Tuesday
The unsafe heat will continue Tuesday with yet another day of 100-degree temperatures expected. Chances of rain arrive on Wednesday with a 30% chance of scattered thunderstorms.

Stocks suffer from mounting worries over trade, global growth
Gold rose $8.70 to $1,505.30 per ounce, silver rose 14 cents to $17.04 per ounce and copper was unchanged at $2.58 per pound. The narrowing of the yield curve kept gains in check, as the recession signal emanating from the bond market grew louder.

Love Island's Maura: "I've always been misjudged"
Maura Higgins has said that she is glad she influenced some young women to be more confident in their relationships. The model said she believes girl code means that you would never step on the toes of your friend.

Australia Offers USD 340 Million in Climate Funding to Pacific Islands
Photo Fiji's Prime Minister recently told Mr Morrison that climate change is "no laughing matter". As a result, Australia's ties with the region have been strained, opening the door to the China .

India's next coach: Mike Hesson on shortlist of six
Post-retirement, Moody became the director of cricket in Worcestershire before becoming the Sri Lankan national coach in 2005. Former team manager Lalchand Rajput has also thrown his hat in the ring for the job of the Indian cricket team's head coach.

Tragedy Involving Officer with California Highway Patrol: 'Bullets Flew Through Windows'
Riverside Police Chief Sergio Diaz called the violence "horrific" and said a motive for the attack remains unclear. Investigators did not immediately release detailed information on the traffic stop or on the suspected gunman.

UK PM Johnson orders sentencing review for dangerous offenders
The move follows a series of announcements over the weekend in which Mr Johnson promised to "come down hard" on crime. As well this alternative community sentences are being beefed upped.