Tenor says Spaniards are warm, affectionate and enjoying in interrogation with Spanish online newspaper
The opera star Placido Domingo has said accusations against him of sexual harassment in the US have been” a hallucination “.
Speaking to the Spanish online newspaper El Confidencial, he disclaimed the allegations, saying Spaniards are naturally” warm, affectionate and adoring”, adding that he has always been ” squire”, but saying ” chivalrou gestures are contemplated differently nowadays “.
It was the 78 -year-old tenor’s first interview since the Associated Press reported allegations of sexual harassment made by multiple ladies against him.
In August, eight singers and a dancer told the AP they only sexually bothered by Domingo in alleged incidents that encompassed three decades from the late 1980 s.
In response, Domingo said:” The allegations from these unnamed souls dating back as many as 30 years are deeply troubling, and as was pointed out, inaccurate.
” Still, it is agonizing to hear that I may have upset anyone or attained them feel unpleasant no matter how long ago and despite my very best aims. I believed that all of my interactions and relationships were always appreciated and consensual.
” People who know me or who have worked with me known better I am not someone who would intentionally injure, annoy or embarrass anyone .”
Later that month, he received a standing ovation at the Salzburg festival, his first performance after the accusations were made public.
Domingo told El Confidencial he felt strong and intended to continue performing at least until the end of engagements through 2021.
He said the accusations against him “il give” ” automated ” credibility and “says hes” felt” prematurely judged, convicted and convicted “.
Domingo also said he has not been formally accused of any crime.