NEW YORK (CBS/AP) — New York’s Metropolitan Opera says it’s suspending its relationship with longtime conductor James Levine pending an investigation into multiple allegations of sexual misconduct against him.
In a statement released Sunday, the opera company said Levine will not be involved in any Met activities, “including conducting scheduled performances at the Met this season.”READ MORE: Maura Healey Announces She’s Running For Massachusetts Governor
Levine was music director for the Boston Symphony Orchestra for seven years, and resigned from that position in 2011.
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The Met also says it’s hiring a former U.S. attorney to lead a “full and complete investigation.”
The action comes a day after the New York Post first reported that one of Levine’s accusers claimed he had sexual contact with Levine as a teenager. The New York Times on Sunday reported similar accounts from two other men with Levine.
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