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The acting Minister of Culture and Sports, José Guirao, has warned today about the "penalty of the news" that can leave the "image and figure" of the tenor Plácido Domingo, "in question" after the accusations of sexual harassment made by eight singers of opera and a dancer.
"I think that when someone speaks, some reason will have, but they will have to prove it , because the honorability and behavior of a person is at stake. In the legal system there is a presumption of innocence. It also exists, and that is not in the legal system , the penalty of the newscast, "he said in statements to the media in Pulpí (Almería).
"Once denounced, your image and figure is in question and that also creates damage," he insisted, so he urged to let "justice work" and " always presume innocence, who denounces and who has been denounced , especially the denounced, because it is the one that can have legal consequences. "
Likewise, it has indicated that it is a "private issue" that affects a tenor "as well known and reputed as a person", which in any case must resolve the courts, although it has indicated that of the complaints published by the AP agency only one of the women have been identified, while the rest have been anonymous.
" I don't like anonymous complaints . I respect them, I'm respectful, that everyone does what they believe, but they create a moral problem for who does it, why they do it and with what evidence," said the minister, which has insisted that they are "very sensitive issues" in which we must let "justice speak if this reaches the courts."
In any case, he said that, if this behavior is proven true, the tenor must suffer the "consequences that the law marks".
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