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Plácido Domingo accused of sexual harassment

Plácido Domingo, a sexual harassment investigation and the threat to his 60-year legacy.

Plácido Domingo is the general director of Los Angeles Opera and living legend of global proportions.

Domingo has performed more than 4,000 times, recorded more than 100 albums, navigated the switch from tenor to baritone and even inspired the operatic character Placido Flamingo on “Sesame Street.

Last year, Domingo achieved a seemingly impossible feat: singing his 150th role.

When asked how he does it, Domingo referred back to his motto: “I rest, I rust.”

Eight singers and a dancer told the AP that the long-married, Spanish-born superstar sexually harassed them in conferences that took place in the early 1980s over three decades.

San Francisco Opera canceled an Oct. 6 concert with Domingo celebrating the 50th anniversary of his company debut. Although the alleged incidents did not happen at San Francisco Opera, the company said in a statement that it is “committed to its strong anti-sexual harassment policy and requires all company members to adhere to the highest standards of professional conduct.”

The company said that ticket holders would be able to exchange their tickets to the canceled Domingo concert for other performances this season, or request refunds.

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