Placido Domingo: Accused of Sexual Harassment

Spanish opera singer Placido Domingo is denying accusations from nine women who claim the legendary tenor used his power to sexually harass them over the past 30 years.

Eight singers and one dancer with the Los Angeles Opera, which is directed by Domingo, say he groped them and forcibly kissed them. Domingo has denied the claims saying, “The allegations from these unnamed individuals dating back as many as thirty years are deeply troubling, and as presented, inaccurate.”

He added, “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.” (Newser)

Hot Takes:

  • He’s certainly a man in a powerful position and these accusers should be believed.
  • In addition to these accusers, other women have said they recall Domingo making suggestive overtures.
  • The 78-year-old has won nine Grammys and five Latin Grammys over his tremendous career.