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An investigation into opera star Placido Domingo has concluded that he “engaged in ​inappropriate activity, ranging from flirtation to sexual advances, in and outside of the workplace” over several decades.

The investigation was launched last September by US union the American Guild of Musical Artists, which represents performers in the opera, choral and dance fields. “Many of the witnesses expressed fear of retaliation in the industry as their reason for not coming forward sooner. The AGMA Board of Governors has accepted the findings of the report and will take appropriate action,” announced the union.

Associated Press has more details, claiming that the investigation gathered evidence from 27 different people who had seen the behaviour in question during the 1990s and 2000s.

Domingo himself issued a statement yesterday as the news broke. “I respect that these women finally felt comfortable enough to speak out, and I want them to know that I am truly sorry for the hurt that I caused them. I accept full responsibility for my actions,” said the singer, who was also honorary chairman of global music industry body the IFPI. After the initial allegations broke in August 2019, it announced plans for its own formal inquiry.

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