Breaking: Arts Council chief quits over sex claimsmain
The head of Denmark’s Arts Council (Statens Kunstfond) Michael Bojesen resigned this morning after 12 women claimed sexual misconduct in the Danish Radio Girls Choir under his leadership.
Bojesen, who denies wrongdoing, writes: ‘I would like to say a sincere apology to the singers who have had bad experiences or felt insecure during their time in the choir. I had the full management responsibility for the choir, and that responsibility I failed.’
Bojesen, 60, remains head of Malmö Opera. He is a widely respected conductor.
One of the former female choristers wrote: ‘When you entered the Radio House as a child, you did not just enter an elite ensemble… It felt like part of a harem for adult guest musicians.’
More details are still emerging in live reports on Danish media.
UPDATE: Malmo holds