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Placido Domingo's Appearance at Tokyo Olympics Event Uncertain After Harassment Allegations

Placido Domingo’s Appearance at Tokyo Olympics Event Uncertain After Harassment Allegations

Plácido Domingo. Credit: Ralf Roletschek.
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TOKYO (CelebrityAccess) – The Tokyo Olympics organizing committee has not decided what it plans to do about the appearance of Placido Domingo at a 2020 Games event and is looking into extensive allegations the opera star sexually harassed several women, according to The Associated Press.

Earlier this month, the AP broke the news that a number of women had come forward to accuse Domingo of sexually harassing them and using his power to pressure them into sexual relationships, including at the Los Angeles Opera, where he is the longtime general director.

The allegations, which Domingo called “deeply troubling” and “inaccurate” in their presentation, reportedly spanned decades.

The organizing committee said Friday in a statement: “Tokyo 2020 is seeking to clarify the situation.”

Domingo is currently scheduled to appear next April in an Olympic-sponsored event that brings together opera and the traditional Japanese theater of Kabuki featuring Ebizo Ichikawa, as part of its Nippon Festival, which seeks to promote Japanese culture and diversity, reports the AP.

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