Details of sexual-abuse allegations against opera singer David Daniels at University of Michigan

Posted on: August 12, 2019

“Last month, opera star David Daniels and his husband, William ‘Scott’ Walters, were indicted by Harris County, Texas on a felony charge of sexual assault,” writes Anastasia Tsioulcas on Friday (8/8) at National Public Radio. “Simultaneously, the singer is battling the University of Michigan (UM), where he has taught since 2015 and where he was granted tenure in May 2018. Earlier this year, the school began seeking to fire Daniels over multiple, serious allegations of sexual misconduct. NPR made a public records request of the public university to learn more about the circumstances and the timeline of the steps that the university has taken to fire Daniels, a process which it initiated in April. The documents provided by the university in response reveal specific and disturbing allegations against the singer. Daniels and Walters have both maintained their innocence in all allegations…. An internal university memo … lays out several alleged instances of what UM calls ‘a pattern of behavior that is harassing, abusive and exploitative of University of Michigan students, specifically students in the School of Music, Theatre and Dance in which he is a faculty member.’… UM has scheduled an initial dismissal hearing for Daniels on Nov. 11.”

August 12, 2019