Placido Domingo: AP reports 11 more women, just one namedmain
The Associated Press has produced 11 more testimonies of sexual misconduct against the opera singer.
Angela Turner Wilson, a singer in Washington National Opera’s 1999 production of Jules Massenet’s Le Cid, claims he reached inside her robe and grabbed her breast. She was 28 at the time. ‘It hurt,’ she told AP. ‘It was not gentle. He groped me hard.’ She did not report the incident to the management, fearing it would damage her career.
The AP report is credited to Jocelyn Gecker and Jocelyn Novack. The other accusers remain anonymous.
A Domingo publicist, Nancy Seltzer, said: ‘The ongoing campaign by the AP to denigrate Placido Domingo is not only inaccurate but unethical. These new claims are riddled with inconsistencies and, as with the first story, in many ways, simply incorrect. ‘Due to an ongoing investigation, we will not comment on specifics, but we strongly dispute the misleading picture that the AP is attempting to paint of Mr. Domingo.’
Angela Turner Wilson is today Associate Professor of Professional Practice at Texas Christian University, a post she has held since 2010.