AGMA releases findings of Domingo sexual-harassment investigation

Posted on: February 25, 2020

“An investigation into legendary singer Plácido Domingo by the U.S. union representing opera performers found more than two dozen people who said they were sexually harassed or witnessed inappropriate behavior by the superstar when he held senior management positions at Washington National Opera and Los Angeles Opera,” writes Jocelyn Gecker in Tuesday’s (2/25 Associated Press. “The investigation, conducted by lawyers hired by the American Guild of Musical Artists, concluded that the accounts from 27 people showed a clear pattern of sexual misconduct and abuse of power by Domingo spanning at least two decades…. In addition to the 27 who said they experienced or witnessed sexually suggestive behavior … 12 others said they were aware of the star’s reputation and that it was common knowledge at the two companies…. Domingo issued a statement saying: ‘I have taken time over the last several months to reflect on the allegations that various colleagues of mine have made against me. I respect that these women finally felt comfortable enough to speak out, and I want them to know that I am truly sorry for the hurt that I caused them. I accept full responsibility for my actions, and I have grown from this experience.’ ” A separate inquiry by the Los Angeles Opera is ongoing.