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    Metropolitan Opera investigates conductor James Levine after sexual abuse claim

    New York’s Metropolitan Opera to investigate conductor James Levine after sexual abuse claim
    by Richie Duchon and Daniella Silva

    New York's Metropolitan Opera announced over the weekend it will open an investigation into its famed longtime conductor James Levine, who has been accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old boy in 1985 and carrying on the abuse for a number of years.

    The opera's leadership said on Twitter Saturday night that it was "deeply disturbed" by the reports and would conducting an investigation into if the accusations were true.

    "We are deeply disturbed by the news articles that are being published online today about James Levine," the Met said in a tweet Saturday night. "We are working on an investigation [with] outside resources to determine whether charges of sexual misconduct in the 1980s are true, so that we can take appropriate action." ...

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    Metropolitan Opera House Accused of Ignoring Reports of Child Molestation

    Met Opera Suspends James Levine After New Sexual Abuse Accusations

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/03/a...imes&smtyp=cur

    The Met May Not Survive the James Levine Disgrace

    Since the New York Post first reported the existence of a police report in Lake Forest, Illinois, and the Metropolitan Opera announced it would look into the accusations, many music-world insiders have snorted that Levine’s child molestation has been an “open secret” for decades. But for most, “knowing” really meant that we had heard fourth-hand mutterings, with few details and no corroboration. Publications that tried to nail down the story found it slipping away.


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    Legendary opera conductor molested teen for years: police report

    https://nypost.com/2017/12/02/legend...police-report/

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    Met opera suspends conductor after sex abuse claims
    Tom Mcelroy, Associated Press

    New York — New York’s Metropolitan Opera on Sunday said it was suspending its relationship with longtime conductor James Levine pending an investigation into multiple allegations of sexual misconduct against him.

    “Mr. Levine will not be involved in any Met activities, including conducting scheduled performances at the Met this season,” the Met said in a statement.

    The Met also said it has appointed attorney Robert J. Cleary, a former U.S. attorney and the current head of the investigations practice at the Proskauer Rose law firm, to lead the investigation into the allegations that took place from the 1960s to 1980s...

    http://www.detroitnews.com/story/ent...ine/108297514/



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