Plácido Domingo has apologised for “triggering hurt” to several girls who have accused him of sexual harassment.
The opera star resigned as basic supervisor of the Los Angeles Opera soon after many allegations have been created.
A whole of 20 women of all ages have now accused Domingo of harassment and inappropriate behaviour. He denies all the claims.
“I respect that these ladies at last felt comfy plenty of to discuss out,” Domingo mentioned in a statement issued to the Los Angeles Instances.
“I want them to know that I am genuinely sorry for the damage that I caused them,”
He extra: “I settle for complete accountability for my actions, and I have developed from this knowledge.”
His statement was issued next an investigation into Domingo by a US union which represents opera performers.
The LA Situations claimed the investigation located additional than two dozen people had said they had been sexually harassed or witnessed inappropriate conduct by Domingo when he held senior management positions at Washington Nationwide Opera and Los Angeles Opera.
The accusations, which go back again as significantly as the 1980s, have been very first claimed in August by the Associated Push.
It claimed Domingo experienced often pressured girls into sexual associations, and sometimes skillfully punished people who turned down him.
In his assertion, Domingo explained he experienced “taken time around the past several months to reflect on the allegations that various colleagues of mine have designed against me.
“I realize now that some females may well have feared expressing them selves truthfully simply because of a issue that their professions would be adversely afflicted if they did so. Though that was never my intention, no-one need to at any time be created to really feel that way.”
Domingo, who is 79, is one particular of opera’s biggest stars, commanding offer-out audiences all over the world.
He has been married to his second spouse, the soprano Marta Ornelas, due to the fact 1962.
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