Retired Opera Singer Accuses Placido Domingo Of Sexual Harassment | TIME

For decades, Placido Domingo, one of the most celebrated and powerful men in opera, has tried to pressure women into sexual relationships by dangling jobs, numerous accusers told The Associated Press. Subscribe to TIME ►► http://po.st/SubscribeTIME Get closer to the world of entertainment and celebrity news as TIME gives you access and insight on the people who make what you watch, read and share. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2EFFA5DB900C633F Money helps you learn how to spend and invest your money. Find advice and guidance you can count on from how to negotiate, how to save and everything in between. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLYOGLpQQfhNKdqS_Wccs94rMHiajrRr4W Find out more about the latest developments in science and technology as TIME’s access brings you to the ideas and people changing our world. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLYOGLpQQfhNIzsgcwqhT6ctKOfHfyuaL3 Let TIME show you everything you need to know about drones, autonomous cars, smart devices and the latest inventions which are shaping industries and our way of living https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2862F811BE8F5623 Stay up to date on breaking news from around the world through TIME’s trusted reporting, insight and access https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLYOGLpQQfhNJeIsW3A2d5Bs22Wc3PHma6 CONNECT WITH TIME Web: http://time.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/TIME Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/time Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/time/?hl=en Magazine: http://time.com/magazine/ Newsletter: time.com/newsletter ABOUT TIME TIME brings unparalleled insight, access and authority to the news. A 24/7 news publication with nearly a century of experience, TIME’s coverage shapes how we understand our world. Subscribe for daily news, interviews, science, technology, politics, health, entertainment, and business updates, as well as exclusive videos from TIME’s Person of the Year, TIME 100 and more created by TIME’s acclaimed writers, producers and editors. Retired Opera Singer Accuses Placido Domingo Of Sexual Harassment | TIME https://www.youtube.com/user/TimeMagazine

82 Comments:

Arthur Chang
Arthur Chang:
Is she crying because no man wants to go home with her today?
Rick James
Rick James:
Blasey Ford 2.0
Людмила Шилова
Людмила Шилова:
Russia love Domingo!!!❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤
m skut
m skut:
I'm confused, so standing close to somebody is now sexual harrassment?
rae0521
rae0521:
As a man who has been on this planet for over 80 years I'm astonished by the speed at which our society seems to be going BACKWARDS. There isn't a day goes by that someone's career is destroyed just by the ALLEGATION of what is today called "sexual impropriety" - an euphemism, I suppose, for anything from "he patted my bottom" to "touched my boobs" to "felt my crotch" through to "he and 10 others gang raped my at a party."
Isn't it time we adults GREW UP and realized that the REAL world is up to its eyeballs in corruption, intimidation, harassment and a hundred other types of slimy behaviour. Sure... it SHOULDN'T be that way but IT IS.... and WILL ALWAYS BE because that's what humans do. Not all humans, of course, but many. All the complaints these latter day "mee too" "victims" will have no effect on the practice. All they will accomplish is to make dozens more lawyers into millionaires.

Placido is now 78 years old. If he had a brain in his head he'd RETIRE and DISAPPEAR onto some luxury estate in a far off land and enjoy the time he has left. WHO THE HELL CARES what others think of you now? It's none of your business.
joliecide
joliecide:
File a case first, then go to the media when that fails.
PARRA LAura
PARRA LAura:
What exactly did he make to you? Since the beginning I just listen to inexactly things about him. Where is the sexual harassement you girls are talking about?
Sorin Preda
Sorin Preda:
My personal opinion : ☝️a wrecked biittcchh
BytomGirl
BytomGirl:
I hope she gets her day in hell and never comes back.
Arthur Chang
Arthur Chang:
She sounds like a liar.
Betty Page-Crocker
Betty Page-Crocker:
Everyone knows in theaters the people are close all the time spending a lot of time together thing's happen affairs or just casual sex...
david justicia
david justicia:
IT S A PITY THEY DIDNT TALK BEFORE,,,,,
foresaken to none
foresaken to none:
Singing..."Nobody wants me Anymore"...
Klondike Blame
Klondike Blame:
Alright, I dont care.
leptopi1
leptopi1:
Why they are talking about this now??????? It’s to late excuses
MrJm323
MrJm323:
Well?!? .....We're all waiting with 'bated breath!
DID he ruin your career? .....You rejected his advances several times; and THEN what? What happened to your career? Did people start turning you down for performances due to his influence or something? ....Other than finding out that he was a hetero-sexual man with a classless, crude way of expressing his interest in women, what did he DO that harmed your career?
sima turna
sima turna:
She said "He said Patricia do you have to go home tonight "
Vladimir Avetisian
Vladimir Avetisian:
Girl why didn’t you speak many years ago? Why now Patricia?
Pinkie Love
Pinkie Love:
and so
Raul Raful
Raul Raful:
This old lady is so ridiculous, she admits he never touched her and on her LinkedIn she brags about singing with Mister Plácido. Hey Patricia, next time you are going to falsely accuse someone, search for your social networks LOL
DECiNERGY | Expressiver Realismus
DECiNERGY | Expressiver Realismus:
US-"Girls" 😉✌🏻🇪🇺
Ricardo Roncuzzo
Ricardo Roncuzzo:
If many women from different parts of us accuse the singer of sexual attacks I do not think they have agreed to accuse him of sexual violations, the police should seriously investigate this case and rule out any suspicion, I think it is the best thing that should be done
Nik 0749
Nik 0749:
According to this logics women who want to date or marry a rich man should be accused of robbery.
Izzy Kat
Izzy Kat:
yep yep yep when a piece of trash want's to be in the limelight....! DISGUSTING ! Love you Placido Domingo !
Yoo Toob
Yoo Toob:
The description says "For decades, Placido Domingo, one of the most celebrated and powerful men in opera, has tried to pressure women into sexual relationships by dangling jobs, numerous accusers told The Associated Press." This is why the US press is nothing but fake news. You used to do Due Diligence and you used to be scrupulous about using the word "allegedly." You used to wait for the Court of Law to render a verdict and then report it without embellishment.

From 30 years ago? By still anonymous alleged accusers? I don't fucking buy it at all. This MeToo scam is just a way to extort rich men. He's innocent.
HoneyHoneyBaby
HoneyHoneyBaby:
Oh snap 😱🤯🍿🍿🍿🥤‼️
Demetris Efpraxias
Demetris Efpraxias:
Get a life and see a psychiatrist,there is still hope that you can stop halucinate.But tell really who is behind all this?
ESO529
ESO529:
I'm deeply disturbed, disgusted as well as shocked to see how easy it has become for us women to destroy within seconds not only the life of an individual but of entire families! What on earth is going on? These are all allegations - where is the solid evidence? The findings of an investigation committee? What ever happened to the good old "innocent until proven guilty"?

Apart from all this: if women value their possible career higher than their dignity and pride ... then they're simply prostitutes trading sex for a role and career. If I were the judge I'd simply throw out and dismiss cases where we women "remember" only after decades that we got back then sexually harassed or raped ... by a today rich and famous man. Interestingly enough I've never heard of a ... taxi driver or a truck driver being accused!

All these stories are ridiculous to say the least; all these wanna be "celebrities" want is their 5 minutes of fame after all. Add to this that those Opera Houses where (in this cases) Placido Domingo was in charge weren't and aren't the only Opera Houses in the world. All they needed to do back then (if he truly harassed them) is to blow the whistle on him and move on to another Opera House. Where's the problem really?!?!
Елена Шевченко
Елена Шевченко:
I watched this video and remembered the words of the brilliant writer: "People are not talented, but with claims, nothing else to do but to condemn the real talents." A. Chekhov
zbudda
zbudda:
Great now the other women in her profession, who were strong independent and empowered enough to sleep their way to the top, to make their dreams come true by any means necessary...will have to climb on the MeToo band wagon, and denounce Placido, if they don’t want to be shamed as a whore?
Jade Sea
Jade Sea:
Yes, the problem here is misplaced ambition and idolatry. Nobody should ever believe anyone is "god" and then bow to their will regardless of how much you can gain from cooperating with disgusting intentions. Period. No person is god, no matter how high up the achievement ladder they climb.
republiccooper
republiccooper:
He's a man who likes women. He's probably not even aware of his own "power", because he doesn't have any but that which people give him and he never asked for. Because of who he is, it's caked harassment. Otherwise it would just be a man making a pass at a woman.
Scaramouche da Vinci
Scaramouche da Vinci:
The death of Benny Fredriksson was initiated by the MeToo movement! Afterwards it turned out, all allegations were wrong.
fran242494
fran242494:
How many years ago it happened?
jose miguel
jose miguel:
ahora ponéis una mujer que de eso se trata
Cosny Axtros
Cosny Axtros:
30 YEARS LATER???????? A LOT OF NEWS I SEE .LOOK AT YOUR NON-VERBAL STORY. IS NOT TELLING THE TRUTH. Polygraph and jail with this woman
Friend of Tellus
Friend of Tellus:
Don't be naive. That a human being has got great talent, does not guarantee that his ethics is right. But if the evidence is there, will he still be your god ?
American Paisa
American Paisa:
Just now lady?
Come on...🤦🏻‍♂️
L J A
L J A:
Who's next?
Tammy Powell
Tammy Powell:
WAKE UP........ JESUS IS COMING BACK VERY VERY SOON 💯
LERC
LERC:
Oh, my goodness... I really hope they have a lot more than this before ruing one of the most impecable careers in the History of Opera.
My Name Is Not Quaid
My Name Is Not Quaid:
Hey!! It's Enrico Palazzo!
Taras Demchyshyn  Symphony Conductor & Clarinetist
Taras Demchyshyn Symphony Conductor & Clarinetist:
it is very unfortunate to observe how the modern world is bullied by such high levels of singers it is possible to tell the treasures of the present with some dirty gossip on the Internet.
everyone wants only money and money! Make such scandals a sensation for the sake of money and the humiliation of such a famous, best singer, maestro in the world.He is 78 years old! What scandals can be discussed!we should be grateful that at this age he continues to delight people with his wonderful singing and music. if an old grandmother lies about a story of 30 years ago why should I believe her? Who is she anyway?and why are well-known music orchestras and online publications going for it? I know about Placido as a great man with a big heart from his divine voice and music and not from the internet or any scandals as is now fashionable in the world. The world has changed a lot and people are greedy and angry Unfortunately, they began to think only for the money.
alexandra stevan
alexandra stevan:
what a horrible false woman
Ali Hussein
Ali Hussein:
All of these Uncorroborated Accusations that are jumping out of the woodwork all these years later are having a real-world damaging affect to women in the workplace. As a women who works in HR, I can tell you that these Unverifiable Accusations that are being thrown around is starting to have actual Real-World affect, women are slowly but surely being Ostracized from the Workplace and in Corporate America in general because of the Possibility that women may use Sexual Harassment Accusations as a tool to further their Careers or as a tool to Destroy a Male Co-Workers careers.


Things are going to get very messy before they end up any better it seems...
Isabel
Isabel:
This woman is unworthy, after 30 years! And, did he sleep with him for his profession?. Oh!, Please!!!!
Beto Ortiz
Beto Ortiz:
Mgtow!
B Black
B Black:
Geez, this comment section is so toxic. I respect her for being brave enough to come forward and be honest despite the MANY folks who are going to attack her for this just like the people in this comment section are. I can onky imagine the death threats she's probly already recieved. I hope this inspires any other women harassed by this man to come forward as well and shine a light on this problem.
M. Rici
M. Rici:
Oh oh the women in coma woke up exact when the new law came to be . Dr. Ford followers 😠
ESO529
ESO529:
Coming to think of it: I believe we normal women should start a movement like e.g. "Not Without Evidence". These career and publicity hungry females are destroying our reputation. I would not be surprised if in the future men only talk to us through or with their lawyers present. How far can this nonsense be taken?!
Brandon Huggins
Brandon Huggins:
cant do nothing about it if you tell them 50 years later
Bella Bella
Bella Bella:
Call 911 a man got too close.😨 And you got a Turkey neck!
ErbiggieSmallz
ErbiggieSmallz:
Innocent until proven guilty
William Baker
William Baker:
I need evidence not accusation
Uncle60
Uncle60:
Latin men, it's in the blood.
Steiner Hardy, Mechwarrior
Steiner Hardy, Mechwarrior:
Notice how she only says this After her career is over.
Jasna D.
Jasna D.:
He is “promoting “ Russian good looking easy giving in singer I can just imagine how Ana netrebko became his favorite hmmm and so so famous
Sally Ram
Sally Ram:
What a times sorry guys now everything is sexual harassment, what it was a flirt before now a sexual harassment but only to personalities money money money .
RainyZ Bluz
RainyZ Bluz:
I don't like what people speak about the sexual harassment after they already had they careers
Marshive
Marshive:
Those kind of Feminist women that are always saying Evil things about man they are all going to Die, when Jesus returns. Matthew 12:36 "But I tell you that everyone will have to give account on the day of judgment for every empty word they have spoken."
cn 250
cn 250:
Mr Rodgers??
Jim JJ
Jim JJ:
Why’s everyone dragging her? y’all so mean
Scaramouche da Vinci
Scaramouche da Vinci:
Denunciation has high culture! This is not uncommon now victim-victim reversal. Keyword: Benny Fredrikson.
Super Saiyan
Super Saiyan:
Couldnt say anything while you were employed. Jeez no backbone
[GETV] GLOBAL ENTERTAINMENT TV
[GETV] GLOBAL ENTERTAINMENT TV:
Why Women are coming out with their stories now #meetoo?
Britbong
Britbong:
Funny how you speak out after it becomes no longer financially viable for you.

Report it when it happens or keep quiet. No one believes you.
Berny Sutton
Berny Sutton:
Primero andan de calientes y luego se quejan.
Johnny Goode
Johnny Goode:
LA PHILHARMONIC WILL FIRE THIS SEXUAL PREDATOR.
Steiner Hardy, Mechwarrior
Steiner Hardy, Mechwarrior:
An old woman wants the attention she had in her youth again,
Whoop de do.
LaBelle424242
LaBelle424242:
😕There must be more to this story, otherwise it seems a lot of nothing. So what if he asked her to stay and she said no?🤷‍♀️ Being a horney old goat isn't illegal, just toss 'em an empty can to gnaw on and walk away. 🐐🤺
quinn hendley
quinn hendley:
wherever men have even a scintilla of power or authority ~ expect that sexual harassment has; will; or is continuing to happen. at all levels. in every country. in any occupation. #everywheremenare
Nansi
Nansi:
Ugh not another one. These women are so annoying.
B M
B M:
This is just slander at this point, I hope he takes her for everything she owns...
Steiner Hardy, Mechwarrior
Steiner Hardy, Mechwarrior:
Rape Shield laws did exist back then, why wait?
Donna Magrath
Donna Magrath:
If we accused every man of sexual harassment who made a flirtatious suggestion towards us when we were young, we'd all be millionaires by now. And so would the lawyers. Leave the bloke alone for God's sake. He was just a young man keen to hook up with a pretty girl. It's been that way forever and will always be.
Andy M
Andy M:
Maybe if he had a thing for burn victims.
Lil Rocket Mane
Lil Rocket Mane:
Time are nothing but smut peddlers
Hathor Zamar
Hathor Zamar:
Russia will take him...They love their rapists!
Jose DeJesus
Jose DeJesus:
How long Ago did this happen?
Jim NORRIS
Jim NORRIS:
Ha,dam this has Oh poor me.lets find some rich guy and milk'em
Women are only good for one thing.If them an kick them.
Nicumecu 2
Nicumecu 2:
This what happens when you give them rights..Lies and drama..
Steiner Hardy, Mechwarrior
Steiner Hardy, Mechwarrior:
If she was telling the truth she would’ve gone to the police right after it happened and not waited years.