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Ahead of Harvey Weinstein’s January trial in New York City, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office is reviewing eight accusations of sexual misconduct against the disgraced producer.Details about the accusations are not public at this time, but Variety reported Tuesday that two of the accusations are recent, filed in just the last few months. Under review are four cases from the Los Angeles Police Department, and four other cases from Beverly Hills police. The Los Angeles D.A. has not yet decided if charges will be filed on any of these cases, according to Variety.Most of the accusations have been under review since early 2018 — two of the Beverly Hills cases were submitted in January 2018, followed by a third in June of that year. Three of the LAPD cases were submitted in February 2018.Also Read: Harvey Weinstein Gripes That Sex Crime Charges 'Eviscerated' His Record on Women's IssuesThe accusations are being reviewed as part of a task force investigation established by the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office, USA Today reported.Representatives for Weinstein did not immediately respond to a request for comment from TheWrap. Representatives for the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office also did not immediately respond to a request for comment.The accusations under review in L.A. are among dozens against Weinstein, who has consistently denied any wrongdoing. Earlier this month, Kaja Sokola, a Polish model who has accused Weinstein of sexually assaulting her when she was 16 years old, sued him, his brother Bob, Disney and Miramax under New York’s Child Victims Act.Sokola was originally part of a class-action lawsuit against Weinstein under a pseudonym and would have been a part of the $25 million settlement that has tentatively been reached between Weinstein and his accusers in early December. But by coming forward and filing her own suit, Sokola has indicated that she could not agree with the terms of the settlement and, thus, will not be participating in it.Also Read: Time's Up Denounces Settlement With Harvey Weinstein Survivors: 'A Broken System'Also in early December, the Manhattan District Attorney’s office raised Weinstein’s bail from $1 million to up to $5 million, after accusations surfaced that Weinstein may have tampered with his electronic ankle bracelet tracking monitor, according to a report in the Associated Press. Weinstein was given three options to cover a new bail of up to $5 million and was warned he could face jail time over any other issues. Through a bail bondsman, he agreed to meet the bail obligations by submitting $2 million in cash, and other assets.Weinstein’s New York trial on multiple charges of sexual assault and rape is scheduled to begin Jan. 6. Weinstein has pleaded not guilty to the charges he faces, including that he raped a woman in a Manhattan hotel room in 2013 and that he performed a forcible sex act on a different woman in 2006. He maintains that any sexual activity was consensual.Read original story LA District Attorney Is Reviewing 8 Accusations of Sexual Misconduct Against Harvey Weinstein At TheWrap
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Opera singer Plácido Domingo has resigned from his post as general director of the L.A. Opera amid an investigation into sexual harassment accusations made against him.Domingo will also withdraw from scheduled future performances with the L.A. Opera. Domingo has served as its director since 2003, and last month the opera announced it was opening an investigation into the singer after the Spanish tenor was accused of harassment by at least 20 women. He has denied all accusations.“I hold The Los Angeles Opera dearly to my heart and count my work to create and build it as one of my most important legacies. However, recent accusations that have been made against me in the press have created an atmosphere in which my ability to serve this Company that I so love has been compromised,” Domingo said in a statement. “While I will continue to work to clear my name, I have decided that it is in the best interests of L.A. Opera for me to resign as its General Director and withdraw from my future scheduled performances at this time. I do so with a heavy heart and at the same time wish to convey to the company’s dedicated board and hard-working staff my deepest wishes that the L.A. Opera continue to grow and excel.”Also Read: Placido Domingo Withdraws From NYC Metropolitan Opera Shows After Sexual Harassment AccusationsA representative for the L.A. Opera also confirmed Domingo’s resignation and thanked for his contributions to the organization.“Plácido Domingo’s contributions to the cultural life of Los Angeles have been unprecedented and profound. He is not only an outstandingly talented artist, but also the driving force behind the creation, development and growth of L.A. Opera. Under his leadership, L.A. Opera became known for its spirit of collaborative creativity and its ability to attract superb performers from across the globe — including Plácido himself, who delivered more than 300 performances in 31 different roles and conducted more than 100 times in Southern California over the course of the past five decades. We thank Plácido for popularizing opera in the consciousness of Los Angeles and are deeply grateful for his inspiration and dedication to our institution and our community,” the L.A. Opera’s executive committee of the L.A. Opera board of directors said in a statement.The Associated Press reported last month that nine women had accused Domingo of sexual harassment over three decades. That number later grew to 20 women in a follow-up report. The news prompted both the Philadelphia Orchestra and San Francisco Opera to cancel performances with the tenor, and Domingo and the Met Opera mutually agreed to part ways and withdraw from all of his future performances.Also Read: CBS Evening News' Norah O'Donnell Caught on Hot Mic During Placido Domingo SegmentEight singers, including retired mezzo-soprano Patricia Wulf, and one dancer told the Associated Press that Domingo pressured them into sexual relationships to advance their careers. Seven of the nine said they felt they were punished professionally when they refused his advances.Three accusers told the AP he forced wet kisses on them without their consent, while another said he put his hand down her skirt. All but Wulf declined to be identified by name for fear of professional reprisal.“The allegations from these unnamed individuals dating back as many as thirty years are deeply troubling, and as presented, inaccurate,” Domingo said in a statement at the time. “I believed that all of my interactions and relationships were always welcomed and consensual.”The L.A. Opera did not provide information on a replacement for Domingo or an update as to the status of the investigation.The singer remains scheduled for performances in Europe and abroad, including in Zurich, Moscow and Vienna this month.The Los Angeles Times first reported the news of Domingo’s resignation.Read original story Placido Domingo Resigns as General Director of LA Opera in Wake of Sexual Harassment Investigation At TheWrap
Plácido Domingo has agreed to withdraw from all future performances at New York's Metropolitan Opera in the wake of sexual harassment allegations against him made by multiple women, The Associated Press reports. The singer, 78, had been scheduled to sing the title role in the season debut of Verdi’s “Macbeth” on Wednesday, which would have […]
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