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Opera Star Plácido Domingo Apologizes for Sexual Misconduct

HeadlineFeb 26, 2020

Opera superstar Plácido Domingo has apologized to more than two dozen women who have accused him of sexual misconduct in the workplace spanning decades, writing, “I respect that these women finally felt comfortable enough to speak out, and I want them to know that I am truly sorry for the hurt that I caused them.” On Tuesday, soprano singer Luz del Alba Rubio stepped forward with her own story of abuse, saying Domingo had her blackballed from working at the Washington National Opera and from other roles after she refused his repeated and unwelcome sexual advances. Rubio told reporters, “Before, he was a denier. Then, he was a victim. Now, he is looking for redemption. If he means it, if he is really sorry, I would ask him to apologize to us, face to face. There have been women suffering for 20 years. He should ask for our forgiveness.”

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