The Met’s former music director was paid $3.5 million to drop his unfair dismissal lawsuit and walk away quietly, according to leaks to a pair of NY Times reporters.
Levine was fired in March 2018 for a history of alleged sexual misconduct.
Nobody comes out of this well. The money he was paid came from well-intentioned donors who expected it would go towards producing opera.
The two reporters are Michael Cooper, who covers classical music and dance, and James B. Stewart, a Times columnist and author of ‘Deep State: Trump, the FBI and the Rule of Law.’