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Subject: Re: Met Fires John Copley/Levine situation
From: Ombrarecds <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Ombrarecds <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Mon, 5 Feb 2018 16:05:01 -0600
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Try getting the exact words Copely used. It does not match your idea of the incident.
To think that Gelb is a reasonable, honest person is laughable. The Levine debacle is indicative of the Met's attitude.

Patrick Byrne

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> On Feb 5, 2018, at 1:24 PM, Daniel Layne <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 
> I think there is far more to this Copley firing story than what was given to the press.
> 
> Surely Gelb and the Met had valid reasons for their actions. I can't belive they would hastily 
> fire Copley without consulting all parties involved and assessing the situation.
> 
> Obviously the chorister in question felt he was harrassed and traumitized. Every employee 
> at the Met deserves to work in a safe and harrassment free workplace.
> 
> Perhaps they have taken a zero tolerance policy on this and fired Copley accordingly. If in 
> fact, Copley told the chorister he would like to see him naked in his bed, (or whatever the 
> exact
> 
> words were), how could this not be construed as sexual harrassment?
> 
> That Copley is elderly is irrelevant. Bad behavior is bad behavior.
> 
> As for the Levine situation, I wonder what will happen next?
> 
> Of course it would be best if Levine was permanently removed. It would seem the Met 
> would want to put some finality to the situation.
> 
> Perhaps they are still trying to figure out a graceful way to orchestrate his exit.
> 
> The Met's 2018-19 new season announcement is just a week or so away. Will they mention 
> the Levine situation before then, or will they say nothing and let the season announcement
> 
> speak for itself? Will there be a lot of TBA conductors in the new season announcement? 
> 
> Stay tuned..........
> 
> 
> 
> Daniel
> 
> 
> 
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