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Nine women claimed sexual harassment by Spanish Opera singer Placido Domingo. Reported by the Associated Press.
Eight singers and one dancer said that faced with the unruly behavior of the musician, since the 1980-ies. One of the women admitted that one day, Domingo shoved her hand under the skirt, and the other remembered that he forcibly kissed them on the lips. They also believe that the rejection of the contact with the artist will negatively affect their career.
“A business lunch is not strange. Strangely, when someone tries to hold your hand during a business lunch or puts his hand on your knee. He’s always touching you and always kissing”, — said one of the performers.
It is noted that the staff of the Associated Press met with almost 30 Domingo worked with people who confirmed that he often behaved inappropriately, particularly in relation to young women. 78-year-old singer told reporters that he was sorry if he made someone feel uncomfortable, and added: “I acknowledge that the rules and standards by which we live today are very different from those that were in the past.”
Placido Domingo — one of the world’s most renowned tenors. He performs on the Opera stage for 50 years. During this time, Domingo has performed more than 140 leading operatic roles. The singer is the winner of 14 Grammy awards, including record for productions of “Aida” and “Traviata” Giuseppe Verdi, “Carmen” by Georges Bizet and “Lohengrin” by Richard Wagner.
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