Just in: James Levine sues the Met for unfair dismissalmain
Lawyers for the former music director of the Metropolitan Opera have filed suit in a New York court claiming unfair dismissal.
He is seeking $5.8 million in damages and the restoration of ‘Levine’s name, reputation and career.’
He alleges that the Met and its general manager Peter Gelb by ‘cynically hijacking the good will of the #MeToo movement, brazenly seized on these allegations as a pretext to end a longstanding personal campaign to force Levine out of the Met.’
It should make an interesting case.
UPDATE: The Met rebuts Levine’s claims.
UPDATE: What Levine wants.