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Opera Singer Plácido Domingo Faces Sexual Harassment Allegations

Famed tenor Plácido Domingo is being investigated by the Los Angeles Opera after several allegations of sexual harassment surfaced. Here, one of the women details her experience with the singer.

Nine women have comes forward

Famed Spanish tenor Plácido Domingo has been accused by 9 women of sexual harassment in testimonies gathered by the Associated Press. Patricia Wulf, a mezzo-soprano is the only one who agreed to be named. The rest — 7 lyric singers and one dancer — requested anonymity as they fear retaliation. One of them claims Domingo put his hand up her skirt. Three others say he kissed them forcefully. In addition to these 9 testimonies, another 6 women told the Associated Press that Domingo’s sexual propositions made them feel uncomfortable.

The 78-year-old issued a statement in response to the accusations: “The allegations from these unnamed individuals dating back as many as 30 years are deeply troubling, and as presented, inaccurate. Still, it is painful to hear that I may have upset anyone……or made them feel uncomfortable, no matter how long ago and despite my best intentions. I believed that all of my interactions and relationships were always welcomed and consensual. People who know me or who have worked with me know that I am not someone who would intentionally harm, offend, or embarrass anyone. However, I recognize that the rules and standards……by which we are and should be measured against today are very different than they were in the past. I am blessed and privileged to have had a more than 50-year career in opera Emma and will hold myself to the highest standards.”

Wulf sang with Domingo in the Washington National Opera. 7 of the 9 accusers claim that rejecting his advances negatively impacted their career. In some cases, jobs that were promised never came through, while others never worked with the singer again, Domingo remains one of the most admired tenors in the world and is the current director of the LA Opera.

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08/14/2019 10:27 PMupdated: 08/15/2019 1:19 PM
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63 comments

  • Martine S.
    08/15/2019 03:45

    Not entirely surprised. But always sad to see childhood heroes fall under the glaring light of reality.

  • Brut
    08/15/2019 13:15

    Read more about the allegations against Plácido Domingo: https://www.apnews.com/c2d51d690d004992b8cfba3bad827ae9

  • Leo D.
    08/15/2019 18:21

    He doesnt strike me as a molester, back in 1985 a tremendous earthquake happened in México City Placido's dad died there But before the news media reported his dad decease, Plácido helped among with others to rescue people, to get them out form the fallen biuildings and houses Im my mind this is a honorable dudé I hope Im right

  • Junior A.
    08/16/2019 20:31

    Kmt.

  • Patricia G.
    08/17/2019 03:01

    PERO NO ENTIENDO POR QUÈ COÑIZIMO DE LA PM NO DENUNCIARON EN EL MOMENTO... OSEA, GANAS DE JODER ANTES MORIR??? CUERDAS DE MAMA HUEVAS!!! VIEJAS ESTÙPIDAS

  • Naima L.
    08/17/2019 08:10

    All the same.... Obsessed, vicious...

  • Elpid R.
    08/17/2019 14:49

    Really......? 30 years ago ?

  • Stef R.
    08/17/2019 15:38

    Leeeets ride the money train, ladies

  • Dave C.
    08/18/2019 01:57

    Wtf..why would report this now if it happened a long time ago? 🤣😂

  • Rizal I.
    08/18/2019 04:08

    I can already see dollar signs in that woman eyes don't believe this woman easily and the fact that they come out now after 30 years

  • Salunga P.
    08/18/2019 06:59

    Why now mm?

  • Odalid Y.
    08/18/2019 10:27

    El silencio no es para siempre

  • Gloria P.
    08/18/2019 14:29

    Que pena que ahora lo diga. Cuánto dinero quiere. No diga cosas feas de Plácido Domingo. No quiera arruinar su nombre. Que vergüenza de mujer.

  • Ruben A.
    08/18/2019 14:36

    Riders of the storm

  • Duru C.
    08/18/2019 17:19

    What's wrong with some of you? Why saying, why now? She has every right to come out when she feels like, most are even afraid to be named, and you still say why now? Let us always reason before we talk.

  • Hendriyadi H.
    08/19/2019 04:48

    Coming closer and saying those kind of things is a form of flirting.. yes it can cause discomfort. But saying it is a harassment its kinda...i dont know, taking it too far?

  • Percival X.
    08/19/2019 06:53

    What

  • Steve P.
    08/19/2019 10:18

    Looks like 100% of the comments are right just innocent flirting nothing more after A quick buck the silly snow flake

  • Kolawole L.
    08/19/2019 10:38

    Placido Domingo is a superlative Master of the Art of Operative Music. He has brought Joy and Happiness to millions of fans through his very professional performances at the international levels. In the course of some of his public performances of Verdi's Duet works he had to display romantic words and acts to a female co-performer on stage. He had done so many times and had received resounding applause from the audience. So what is the Big Deal about this Lady complaining that our Great Star - Placido Domingo made flirty suggestions to her. She was free to accept or reject the suggestions and she took the latter option. So why does she want to indulge in character on such a flimsy issue. This is in very bad taste. Viva Placido Domingo. Kolawole Lawrence.

  • Carmela D.
    08/19/2019 18:16

    No entiendo por q lo dicen ahorita y no años atras