Opera star Placido Domingo sexually harrassed performers for decades, an investigation has concluded.
Lawyers hired by the American Guild of Musical Artists determined that the accounts of 27 people who said they experienced or witnessed sexually aggressive behaviour when Domingo held senior positions at Washington National Opera and Los Angeles Opera showed a clear pattern of abuse of power and sexual misconduct.
In addition to those 27 people, another 12 told investigators they and the companies Domingo worked for were aware of his reputation.
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 second inquiry by Los Angeles Opera is ongoing.