1 In more than 40 years as music director, while James Levine ‘engaged in sexually abusive and harassing conduct’, nobody from the board or the management knew anything about it.
2 Despite ‘credible evidence that Mr. Levine engaged in sexually abusive and harassing conduct towards vulnerable artists in the early stages of their careers’, not a whisper reached the ears of successive general managers and board members.
3 That ‘any claims or rumors that members of the Met’s management or its Board of Directors engaged in a cover-up of information relating to these issues are completely unsubstantiated.’
4 That members of the Met’s management who worked with Levine at Boston, Tanglewood and CAMI were also deaf, blind and dumb to any suspicion of misconduct.
In the absence of documents to the contrary, that’s what we are expected presently to accept.