Eight singers and a dancer have come forward to accuse opera star Plácido Domingo of sexual harassment spanning over three decades. As detailed in an Associated Press reportby Jocelyn Gecker, some of the described incidents took place at companies where the tenor held managerial positions. Some of the women claim that Domingo used his power to pressure them into sexual acts, promising work and then punishing them professionally if they rejected his advances. Only one woman, mezzo-soprano Patricia Wulf, allowed her name to be used, with the other accusers requesting anonymity for fear of the potential professional and personal consequences.
In addition to the nine accusers, a further six women told the AP that Domingo had made them uncomfortable by making suggestive overtures. The AP also spoke to nearly three dozen singers, dancers, musicians, backstage staff, voice teachers and an administrator who said they saw Domingo exhibit inappropriate sexually tinged behaviour, claiming he “pursued younger women with impunity.”
Domingo did not respond to any of the AP’s questions about specific incidents, issuing a statement instead.
“The allegations from these unnamed individuals dating back as many as thirty years are deeply...