In December 2019, the opera singer Plácido Domingo rejected all allegations of sexual assault against him, and now the Spaniard admits that he was wrong. He apologized to the women concerned. "I want you to know that I am truly sorry for the pain I have inflicted on you," said Domingo in a statement. Several women had accused him of assaults such as forced kisses and inappropriate touches. "I accept full responsibility for my actions," said the 79-year-old's statement to the Spanish news agency Europa Press.
In August last year, the US news agency Associated Press alleged dominoes. A total of about 20 women have now accused Domingo of forcing kisses on them, touching them inappropriately or caressing them without their consent.
The cases that have become known in some cases date back to the 1980s. Domingo had initially rejected the allegations and assured that all of his sexual relationships and acts were "always welcome and amicable".
The allegations have particularly affected Domingo's career in the United States. He was forced to cancel all of his appearances at the New York Met. The Spaniard's concerts in Philadelphia, San Francisco and Dallas were also canceled. In early October, Domingo resigned as director general of the Los Angeles Opera.