Opera Singer Placido Domingo - stands now accused of inappropriate sexual behavior towards multiple singers and a dancer spanning three decades, some of whom claim they were too afraid to report his conduct and in some cases reluctantly agreed to intimate encounters for fear of ruining their careers. Officials with the Los Angeles Opera are planning to engage outside counsel to investigate the allegations. Domingo, now 78, has been general director of the LA Opera since 2003. Denying the allegations, Domingo said in a statement to the AP "Still, it is painful to hear that I may have upset anyone or made them feel uncomfortable — no matter how long ago and despite my best intentions," he said. "I believed that all of my interactions and relationships were always welcomed and consensual." “However, I recognize that the rules and standards by which we are — and should be — measured against today are very different than they were in the past.”
Placido - the standards were always the same. They were just not enforced with proper consequences.