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Subject: Re: It's already in the newspapers
From: Alain Letort <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Alain Letort <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Sun, 3 Dec 2017 16:28:51 -0500

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Dear Listers,

“L’affaire Levine” is all over the European media.  A few examples :


Le Figaro (Paris) :

“James Levine accusé d’agression sexuelle”

“Le chef d'orchestre américain James Levine accusé d'agression sexuelle”


Corriere della Sera (Milan) : 

“Molestie sessuali, sotto inchiesta il direttore d’orchestra James Levine”

La Stampa (Turin) :

“Il direttore d’orchestra James Levine sotto indagine per molestie sessuali”

Il Giornale (Milano)

“Molestie sessuali, indagato il direttore d'orchestra James Levine”


Die Welt (Berlin) :

“Schwere Vorwürfe gegen James Levine” (Serious allegations against James Levine)

Die Presse (Vienna) :

“New Yorker Met untersucht Missbrauchsvorwürfe gegen James Levine” (New York Met 
investigates abuse allegations against James Levine)

and so on and so forth . . .

The Met really can’t dodge this issue any longer now.  How soon before all the world-famous 
opera singers who fawned all over JEEEM-meee in public (think all all those PBS specials 
and televised Met galas) are splattered by this scandal ?  How soon before the Met is 
accused of covering up.

The implications of all of this are just too awful to cotemplate.

Cheers and all the best,


Alain Letort
Washington, D.C.
Des Ungeheuers Höhle

On Sun, 3 Dec 2017 14:40:43 -0500, Les Mitnick <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

>THE WASHINGTON POST, U.S.A. TODAY, and the BBC have already published and 
>that the Metropolitan Opera is launching a full scale investigation into James Levine's 
>activities over the last forty years.  This has all evolved from the allegation made by one 
>individual who has made an allegation over an incident at Ravinia Park in the Chicago 
>It appears that more allegations are going to emerge.  I've read the U.S.A. TODAY story, 
>and I also went to Google, where all these stories can be viewed.
>     What I'd like to know is whether some artists who worked so closely with Levine had 
>any knowledge of what was going on ----- artists like Domingo, Horne, Price, Rysanek, 
>Pavarotti, Scotto, Nilsson, and other superstars from that not so distant period.  I realize 
>that there have been rumors for years and years.
>     It's kind of hard to believe that none of them were aware, but in the manner of the 
>probably felt that it was best to "look the other way" or feel that "it's only a rumor and 
>should I get involved"?  In the 70s and 80s, that was kind of the mindset.  Today, looking 
>it with different eyes, we may wish that they should have taken a stand.  And what about 
>the PREVIOUS managers of the Met BEFORE Gelb???  
>     Well, a lot of stuff is probably going to come out.  The Met is only an opera company, 
>and a closet-knit one ---- unlike the motion picture industry.  While it's plausible that a lot 
>actors may have been unaware of Weinstein's activities, it seems much LESS plausible 
>artists and managers at the Met were totally unaware of what was going on.  
>     Could have all the makings of a huge scandal.
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