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You're probably not interested in the latest sexual harrasment accusations in the US. But the James Levine accusations (which I knew about over 30 years ago) have a classic response from the Met on NPR.
And the Met says it first learned of Ashok Pai's allegations in 2016 when police in Illinois contacted the Opera House. And the Met's administration asked Levine about the allegations, and he denied them. And that was that.
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Tue Dec 5th, 2017 at 04:17:13 PM EST
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Perhaps the candidate-martyr would have obtained satisfactory results had Mr Levin's behavior been characterized "sexual misconduct", as everyone in the USA is conversant with permissible "sexual conduct" the allegations and compensatory damages obtained by the offended,
Chris Brown, who played principal bass in the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra for more than three decades, said that Mr. Levine masturbated him that summer -- and then coaxed him to reciprocate -- when Mr. Brown was 17 at the Meadow Brook School of Music in Michigan. Mr. Levine, then 25, was a rising star on the summer program's faculty. James Lestock said that Mr. Levine also masturbated him there that summer when Mr. Lestock was 17 and a cello student -- the first of many sexual encounters with Mr. Levine that have haunted him. And Ashok Pai, who grew up in Illinois near the Ravinia Festival, where Mr. Levine was music director, said that he was sexually abused by Mr. Levine starting in the summer of 1986, when Mr. Pai was 16 -- an accusation he made last year in a report to the Lake Forest Police Department in Illinois.

if any, would need no ahhh excuplatory explanation thirty years later.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed Dec 6th, 2017 at 02:37:30 PM EST
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by das monde on Thu Dec 7th, 2017 at 03:03:26 AM EST
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The Haredi community in Australia is leading the way. Malka Leifer has been hiding in Israel for several years as Australia tries to extradite her.
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Thu Dec 7th, 2017 at 05:27:41 AM EST
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