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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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51 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.

  • Abdul W.
    08/15/2019 08:18

    #15Augblackday #freekashmir #stopterrorism #Ripindiademocracy

  • Brenna S.
    08/15/2019 09:19

    Of course he would believe his comments and his actions were welcome, he is a fucking creep!!

  • 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

  • Sudi
    08/17/2019 23:41

    That old wrinkled biatch feeling unconfortable? 😂😂😂 Nice one woman

  • 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?

  • Tahir S.
    08/18/2019 07:02

    Harassment my ass

  • Odalid Y.
    08/18/2019 10:27

    El silencio no es para siempre

  • Orville J.
    08/18/2019 14:18

    He did not touch you, he did not put his hands on you, so....he kind of indicated that he wanted some pussy.... He tried to get in your drawers.... Reality check greedy bitch...your dad did the same to your mom. That's how families start and life continues.

  • 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.