Baltimore Symphony’s two #Metoo inquiries came to nothingmain
From today’s Baltimore Sun:
The starting point of the case is one night in October 2005, when the BSO was on tour in Barcelona. Carney came to Needleman’s hotel room at 3:30 a.m. She let him in. He was interested in sex. Needleman declined. Both sides agree that nothing sexual or physical happened, and that the incident lasted no more than 10 minutes.
When Needleman first raised the matter of the hotel room visit to management in 2006 and an internal inquiry was launched, Carney denied asking for sex with Needleman, according to a recently concluded report. Carney later reversed himself.
“He admits he was lying the first time he was asked about the 2005 incident,” Needleman said. “Doesn’t that tell you something?”
Early this year, the BSO retained attorney Melissa McGuire, chair of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the Maryland State Bar Association, to conduct an investigation. She interviewed 19 witnesses over several months in preparing a response to Needleman’s charges.
It was after the 2005 rebuff, Needleman asserts in her filing, that the troubles for her began and have lasted for 13 years. Her filing catalogs a lewd comment made by Carney about her “pesones,” occasions when he blocked her way in stairways, and other ways the much taller violinist physically intimidated the oboist.
Carney disputes the claims….
Read on here. (Blocked in EU)