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8/13/2019

Placido Domingo accused of ‘inappropriate sexually tinged behavior’

Filed under: General — DRJ @ 6:33 am



[Headline from DRJ]

Another celebrity targeted by the #METOO movement?

Women: Opera’s Domingo abused power to sexually harass them

For decades, Placido Domingo, one of the most celebrated and powerful men in opera, has tried to pressure women into sexual relationships by dangling jobs and then sometimes punishing the women professionally when they refused his advances, numerous accusers told The Associated Press.

Regarded as one of the greatest opera singers of all time, Domingo also is a prolific conductor and the director of the Los Angeles Opera. The multiple Grammy winner is an immensely respected figure in his rarefied world, described by colleagues as a man of prodigious charm and energy who works tirelessly to promote his art form.

At 78, Domingo still attracts sellout crowds around the globe and continues adding to the 150 roles he has sung in 4,000-plus performances, more than any opera singer in history. But his accusers and others in the industry say there is a troubling side to Domingo — one they say has long been an open secret in the opera world.

— DRJ

7 Responses to “Placido Domingo accused of ‘inappropriate sexually tinged behavior’”

  1. This is probably the most unsurprising news of the day.

    I have it on pretty good authority that Broadway works in the same manner. Many of the heterosexual male producers expect favors from young female hopefuls, and the gay male producers expect the same from young men. Why anyone would expect any part of the entertainment industry to be free from this sort of nonsense is beyond me.

    JVW (54fd0b)

  2. Now they tell us?

    nk (dbc370)

  3. Some of the claims involve unwanted touching and others involve sex. Unwanted sex is not ok but having traveled in Italy when I was in college, I know Italian men viewed unwanted touching, pinching and kissing as appropriate and even expected.

    DRJ (15874d)

  4. Fredo?

    mg (8cbc69)

  5. First, you get the money.

    Then, you get the power.

    Then, you get the women.

    Dave (1bb933)

  6. Still single, eh, Dave?

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  7. “Some of the claims involve unwanted touching and others involve sex. Unwanted sex is not ok but having traveled in Italy when I was in college, I know Italian men viewed unwanted touching, pinching and kissing as appropriate and even expected.”

    Domingo doesn’t get a pass, he’s Spanish.

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)


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