New York’s Metropolitan Opera said it is suspending its relationship with longtime conductor James Levine pending an investigation into multiple allegations of sexual misconduct against him.
The move to suspend Levine came 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. Met officials said they were launching an investigation. Then the New York Times reported similar accounts from two other men accusing Levine of sexual misconduct.
One of Levine’s accusers, Ashok Pai, also spoke to The Associated Press in recent weeks but declined to tell his story on the record at the time. He declined to be interviewed again when contacted this weekend.