It has been reported right now by the Related Press that eight feminine singers and a dancer have come ahead making claims that they have been subjected to undesirable sexual advances by Spanish opera singer and conductor Plácido Domingo within the 1980’s and 1990s.
The ladies, who all remained nameless, have stated the now 78-year-old has lengthy been identified to supply jobs to get ladies into sexual relationships – and would punish these professionally who refused his advances.
“Any individual making an attempt to carry your hand throughout a enterprise lunch is unusual … or placing their hand in your knee is a little bit unusual … he was all the time touching you in a roundabout way – and all the time kissing you …” one of many accusers advised the Related Press.
“I used to be completely intimidated and felt like saying ‘no’ to him could be saying no to God … how do you say no to God?” she has stated.
The Related Press’ intensive investigation, concerned interviews with greater than 30 singers, dancers, orchestral musicians and backstage employees, who all stated that they’d personally witnessed inappropriate sexual habits by the Spanish opera star.
“The allegations from these unnamed people courting again as many as thirty years are deeply troubling, and as offered, inaccurate …” Plácido Domingo has right now stated in an announcement.
‘Nonetheless, it’s painful to listen to that I’ll have upset anybody or made them really feel uncomfortable … I believed that each one of my interactions and relationships have been all the time welcomed and consensual …” he has stated.
“Individuals who know me or who’ve labored with me know that I’m not somebody who would deliberately hurt, offend, or embarrass anybody.”
Plácido Domingo served as an inventive advisor to the LA Opera within the 1980s – and his collaboration within the ‘Three Tenors‘ with the late Luciano Pavarotti and Jose Carreras, produced the best-selling classical recording of all time.