- Revelations: Nine women accuse Plácido Domingo of sexual harassment:
- Reactions. "Plácido Domingo is a perfect gentleman"
- Profile: The impossible trail of Patricia Wulf, the woman who accuses Placido Domingo
Today it was learned that nine women from the world of opera have confessed to The Associated Press that for three decades they were sexually harassed by Placido Domingo in meetings that took place in places such as the Washington Opera, the Los Angeles Opera and other celebrities theaters All women were at that time young and began their careers. These are some of his statements:
" Someone trying to hold your hand during a business lunch is strange , or putting your hand on your knee is a bit strange. I was always touching you in some way and always kissing you."
"When Plácido Domingo went to a performance, he put $ 10 on the dressing table and said: ' I don't want you to feel like a prostitute , but I don't want you to have to pay to stay either.'"
"I still hadn't started my career. I was completely flattered and excited. Then everything got worse. He said things like: 'Come to my apartment . Let's sing some arias. I'll teach you classes. I'd like to know what you can do for the casting ."
"... And then I had a full-fledged panic attack. I got scared and still didn't answer the phone. I had just filled the booth and called me until 03:30 in the morning ."
"Finally - in 1991 - I gave up and slept with him . I ran out of excuses. It was like, 'OK, I guess this is what I have to do.'"
"I was totally intimidated and felt that saying no to him would be saying no to God. How do you say no to God? "
"He said: 'I will speak with you as the future artistic director of the company.' Then he would lower his voice and say: 'And now I will speak with you as Placido.'"
"[I had] a sense of impending doom , [that] I wasn't going to have a career in opera if I didn't give up."
"He picked me up in his BMW and I got in the car with him. He was very excited. He touched my knee . I thought about acting so I could live with myself."
" I felt prey . I felt I was being hunted by him."
"We were sitting on the couch and, at some point, he started kissing me ."
"Every time I left the stage, he was waiting for me."
"He approached me, as close as possible, put his face on my face, lowered his voice and said: 'Patricia, do you have to go home tonight? '"
"You have to understand that when such a powerful man is almost like God in my business, when he gets so close and says that, the first thing that goes through your mind is 'What?'. But you also think that as soon as you away you're ruining your career. "
" It affected the way I dealt with men for the rest of my operatic career and the rest of my life."
"I am taking a step forward because I hope I can help other women to introduce themselves, or be strong enough to say no."
"At first, I wasn't afraid. I thought I could handle it."
"He sat at the grand piano and we sang an aria, and we worked on it. He taught me and was very complimentary. When he finished, he stood up and slid his hand down my skirt , and that's when I had to leave there. I went home and was terrified of going back to work. "
"He takes me to his room, apparently to pick up his things, and invites me in. And he starts to hug me and kiss me."
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