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James Levine’s Lawsuit Against Met Opera Has Been Settled

James Levine's Lawsuit Against Met Opera Has Been Settled
James Levine. Ralph Daily from Birmingham, United States [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess) — Conductor James Levine’s breach of contract and defamation lawsuit against the Metropolitan Opera has been settled, it was announced Tuesday (Aug. 6).

The 76-year-old Levine, who served as the Met’s music and artistic director from 1976-2016 and later as its music director emeritus, was fired in March 2018 following an investigation by the Met that it said yielded evidence of sexual abuse and harassment, according to The Associated Press.

Levine sued for breach of contract and defamation, initially seeking a minimum of $5.8 million in damages. New York Supreme Court Justice Andrea Masley dismissed all but one of the defamation claims back in March of this year.

The terms of Levine’s settlement have not been disclosed.

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