Plácido Domingo Accused Of Sexual Harassment

By Francisco Salazar

Plácido Domingo has been accused of sexual harassment.

The Associated Press is reporting that eight singers, including mezzo-soprano Patricia Wulf and one dancer, have accused the legendary singer of sexual harassment. The AP also noted that during the investigation, they spoke with “three dozen other singers, dancers, orchestra musicians, members of backstage staff, voice teachers and an administrator who said they witnessed inappropriate sexually tinged behavior by Domingo and that he pursued younger women with impunity.”

The women noted that they had been emboldened by the MeToo movement and that it was important to speak out.

In response to the accusations, Domingo stated, “The allegations from these unnamed individuals dating back as many as thirty years are deeply troubling, and as presented, inaccurate. Still, it is painful to hear that I may have upset anyone or made them feel uncomfortable — no matter how long ago and despite my best intentions. I believed that all of my interactions and relationships were always welcomed and consensual. People who know me or who have worked with me know that I am not someone who would intentionally harm, offend, or embarrass anyone. However, I recognize that the rules and standards by which we are — and should be — measured against today are very different than they were in the past. I am blessed and privileged to have had a more than 50-year career in opera and will hold myself to the highest standards.”

Domingo is one of the most important opera singers in history. He recently celebrated his 50th anniversary at the Arena di Verona and completed his 4,000 performance on stage. He has also sung over 150 roles and has performed with every major company in the world.