The newspaper has just gone live with this report:
Legendary Metropolitan Opera conductor James Levine molested an Illinois teenager from the time he was 15 years old, sexual abuse that lasted for years and led the alleged victim to the brink of suicide, according to a police report obtained by The Post…
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Neither Levine nor his New York agent returned multiple requests for comment. A spokesman for the Met did not respond to repeated requests for comment. Its general manager, Peter Gelb, did not return a message.
The report is based on a deposition made to Illinois police in 2016 by an unnamed person. There has been no independent corroboration.
UPDATE2: James Levine: A note of caution.
UPDATE3: Boston Symphony statement.
UPDATE4: The Met suspends Levine.
UPDATE5: Who has questions to answer?
UPDATE6: Levine denies
UPDATE 8: Will this kill the Met?
UPDATE 10: The Met’s musicians respond
UPDATE 12: The human cost of the James Levine climate
UPDATE 13: Levine is fired.
UPDATE 14: Levine sues the Met for unfair dismissal.
UPDATE 15: Levine’s accuser says his story was suppressed.