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James Levine, 'America's Greatest Conductor,' is Under Investigation Following Sexual Abuse Allegations

04 December 2017, 01:01 | Marta Robbins

James Levine Suspended From Metropolitan Opera

Former BSO Conductor Being Investigated for Sexual Abuse

The Metropolitan Opera announced on Saturday it would investigate claims that its music director sexually abused a teenage boy decades ago, as the USA avalanche of misconduct allegations spread to classical music.

Regarded by many as America's greatest conductor, Levine has served for 40 years as music director at the Metropolitan Opera in NY.

Met officials said they learned of the police report previous year.

It's understood, the alleged victim's claims, to police in 2016, come nine years after the statute of limitations in IL have expired. Levine is now director emeritus at the Met Opera.

The alleged abuse began in 1985 when Levine was guest conductor at the Ravinia Music Festival near Chicago. "We'll now be conducting our own investigation with outside resources".

He said he followed Levine's instructions, though he found himself confused by his behavior toward him. The allegations come with the United States reeling from a firestorm of sexual misconduct claims that have ended a litany of powerful careers and rocked U.S. industries from Hollywood to news to politics. He was trying to seduce me.

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According to the report the victim said in a written statement "I began seeing a 41-year-old man when I was 15, without really understanding I was really "seeing" him". The alleger explains in the report that the misconduct continued as he sought a mentorship from the famed conductor, who had promised to see if he could "be raised special like me".

In a tweet, the Met said it was "deeply disturbed" by the claims published online and was investigating "with outside resources" in order to take appropriate action.

The BSO said Levine has not conducted the orchestra since January 2011, and he "is not scheduled to conduct the orchestra at any time in the future".

The report, citing police records, stated that Levine molested a teenager from the time he was 15 years old until the teen was pushed to the brink of suicide.

Levine becomes the latest in a litany of prominent men in the arts, the media and politics to have accusations of sexual misconduct surface. He has conducted 85 operas, and led more than 2,500 performances at the Met.



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