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Metropolitan Opera put conductor at the door, after complaints about sexual misconduct

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The Metropolitan Opera, conductor James Levine fired after an investigation into allegations of sexual harassment against him. That has the New York-based opera announced.

According to the survey, more than three months, to the address of the Levine “sexually abusive and intimidating behaviour” proved, during, and for his employment in the With. More than seventy people were heard in the investigation of the 74-year-old artistic director. There is sufficient credible evidence found that Levine “artists in the early stages of their career, over whom he had authority”, abused or intimidated. It would be “inappropriate and impossible,” that Levine continues to work With, according to a statement from the New York opera.

Levine was since the early 70 connected to the With. In december last year he was suspended after the New York Times the accusations against him brought out.

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