|In the wake of the revelations relating to Mr. Charles Dutoit*(1), the Executive Committee of the OSM decided today to undertake a verification process in relation to sexual harassment in its institution.
This decision is motivated by the fact that the management of the OSM has, for the first time, received at the end of yesterday afternoon a complaint of this nature.
The OSM has decided to entrust to an independent third party the mandate:
1. to establish the relevant facts through, for instance, meetings with the person who made the complaint and with any other who could come forward;
2. to give the necessary support to those who need it and
3. to make recommendations to the Executive Committee for the implementation of measures and mechanisms to prevent such misconduct.
The OSM is determined to maintain and intensify its unconditional commitment to respect the dignity and fundamental rights of its musicians and employees. In this respect, it sets the bar at zero tolerance level.
The OSM assures his musicians and employees of its compassion and unwavering support for achieving these objectives.