Placido Domingo has decided to resign from the Los Angeles Opera, The New York Times reports Wednesday. The opera singer is accused of sexual harassment by various women in the opera world.
"The recent accusations to my address have created an atmosphere in which I do not see how I can still maintain myself in this company, which I love so much," Domingo said in a statement.
The news comes after the end of September announced that the opera singer withdrew from all planned performances of the Metropolitan Opera in New York after the allegations of sexual abuse.
The case started rolling in early September when AP Press Agency reported that several women claim to have been pressured for years by the world-famous tenor and opera singer.
Most of the women interviewed were at the beginning of their careers when they were approached by Domingo. He put pressure on the victims to perform sexual acts with him and would have threatened to break their careers if they said no. Several victims say that they have no longer been given roles after they refused.
Domingo denies all allegations
The Spaniard denied the allegations thereon in a statement. He stated that all his sexual contacts were by mutual agreement, although he added that men's behavior in this area is now viewed differently.
"It has never been my intention to make women feel uncomfortable, but I am sorry if I did. It is very painful to hear."
The Los Angeles Opera then announced that it would investigate the allegations. The Philadelphia Orchestra symphony orchestra was the first company that decided to stop working with Domingo. The opera singer would perform during a concert on September 18, but that invitation was withdrawn.
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