Metropolitan Opera investigating James Levine misconduct allegations

Metropolitan Opera investigating James Levine misconduct allegations

Dec. three (UPI) — New York’s Metropolitan Opera says it’s investigating allegations its famed conductor James Levine sexually abused an aspiring conductor for years, beginning when he was 15 three a long time in the past.

The New York Instances stated Met officers acknowledged that they had been conscious of the alleged sufferer’s police report because it was filed final yr in Illinois, however in addition they stated Levine denied any wrongdoing on the time and authorities didn’t contact them additional.

The New York Put up was the primary media outlet to publish a narrative about these allegations Saturday.

“We’re deeply disturbed by the information articles which might be being revealed on-line right now about James Levine,” the corporate tweeted Saturday. “We’re engaged on an investigation [with] outdoors assets to find out whether or not costs of sexual misconduct within the 1980s are true, in order that we will take acceptable motion.”

Levine, who’s 74, was the Met’s music director from 1976 till April 2016. He now serves because the Met’s music director emeritus.

Levine has not publicly commented this weekend on the media studies or the Met’s investigation into his alleged misconduct.

We’re deeply disturbed by the information articles which might be being revealed on-line right now about James Levine. We’re engaged on an investigation w outdoors assets to find out whether or not costs of sexual misconduct within the 1980s are true, in order that we will take acceptable motion.— Metropolitan Opera (@MetOpera) December three, 2017