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Subject: Re: Levine accused of sexual abuse
From: "Hochschild, Jennifer L." <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Hochschild, Jennifer L.
Date:Sat, 2 Dec 2017 23:53:00 +0000
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Yes, this news does indeed change my view of Levine, to my great sorrow.  But I hate hypocrisy and double standards, especially but not only in politics, and I feel as though this news is sort of a litmus test for me.  Oh dear.  Jennifer Hochschild 
 
 
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From: Discussion of opera and related issues [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Olga Bourlin 
Sent: Saturday, December 2, 2017 6:44 PM 
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Subject: Re: Levine accused of sexual abuse 
 
Kiwi wrote: *"Just curious, especially in light of the current flurry of accusations / firing among public figures.  Several folks have been accused (and not been to trial) and have immediately been dismissed from their high-profile jobs. On the other hand, we have an accused pedophile who may win a seat in the US Senate."* 
 
Aha! Here's a timely essay on the art of ... imperfect men: 
 
https://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2017/11/20/art-monstrous-men/ 
 
As for the *"accused pedophile who may win a seat in the US Senate" *(and let's not forget our P-Grabber-in-Chief) ... that's easy. For today's GOP, racism "trumps" everything else (e.g., misogyny, pedophilia, etc.). :( 
 
On Sat, Dec 2, 2017 at 3:28 PM, Kiwi <[log in to unmask]> wrote: 
 
> OK, I'll bite. 
> 
> If these long rumored rumors are true....  Is this another one of  
> those areas where you have to put things in 'context' and put the man  
> in a different box than the musician so you can assuage consciences? 
> 
> If these rumors are true... does it change how you view the man?  Can  
> you justify ignoring a private life of potential pedophilia  because  
> his talent as a conductor pleases?  Do the horrors that an individual  
> does in private life have no impact on his or her public life? 
> 
> I truth, I talked with at least one singer who works primarily on the  
> continent who comes occasionally to the Met who said he/she would not  
> work with Levine, because this singer wouldn't work with such a person 
> regardless of what it meant as far as opportunities to work at the Met.   I 
> am guessing, since this seems to have been an open secret among the  
> artists, that this position was an exception rather than a rule, and  
> many singers made the decision that as long as he/she wasn't  
> personally involved, it was fine to work with the conductor. 
> 
> So, bottom line:  Do you Levine fans out there care that the guy may  
> be a pedophile?  Does it change anything for you? 
> 
> Just curious, especially in light of the current flurry of accusations  
> / firing among public figures.  Several folks have been accused (and  
> not been to trial) and have immediately been dismissed from their high-profile jobs. 
> On the other hand, we have an accused pedophile who may win a seat in  
> the US Senate. 
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