Shamed Royal Academy maintains its silencemain
We were the first yesterday to publish the huge payment forced on the Royal Academy of Music in London for its discriminatory dismissal of a distinguished teacher, Dr Francesca Carpos.
The Academy made Dr Carpos go to law in order and kept defending its case until a tribunal threw it out.
Now, it is refusing comment altogether.
Dr Carpos says: ‘I consider myself to be an advocate for diversity and equality in the industry, but I have been labelled as someone who warranted instant dismissal and who had racist views. No one at the Royal Academy of Music has showed common sense, or apologised, or has taken ultimate responsibility.’
Perhaps the Academy thinks that if it stays shtum this will go away.
Sorry might be a good way to start.